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Columns

  • A victory for the Constitution & the American people

    Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.

     

  • Caring for our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • It’s too late for no-fly zones

        As I’ve mentioned before, President Barack Obama’s conduct of foreign policy gives me grave concern because I believe he is incompetent. His unwillingness to spend money on necessary defense projects along with his willingness to repeatedly reduce the size of the Army is another cause for grave concern.

  • Let’s not fall into a Syrian sinkhole

        There is no sadder place on Earth today than Syria. It is not easy to correctly describe the suffering that has gone on for several years in that country.
        A civil war against the autocratic regime of President Bashir Assad has produced hundreds of thousands of deaths, and has forced millions to leave their homes.
        Much of the world is mystified over what to do about it. It’s also difficult to accept what may well be the truth about it: There’s little that any country can realistically do.

  • A new culture of leadership

    The American Idea – it’s what guided our Founders in creating a system of self-government. It’s at the root of American innovation, and the push by generation after generation to go places we have not before gone. The American Idea is about opportunity and freedom to prosper. As a Congress and as a nation, this Idea is something we cannot afford to ignore.

     

  • Thanking our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A more muscular foreign policy?

        Recent news stories are making me wonder if President Barack Obama is finally starting to use some sense when it comes to foreign policy. I’ve entertained that thought before only to realize that I was wrong.
        This president’s foreign policy has ranged from incoherent to incompetent.

  • Working organized labor’s political program

        Thus ends another political campaign, and we can only hope that the real winners were Virginia’s working families and the deserving poor who so need Medicaid expansion.
        For my part, it was a pleasure to again work with the Virginia AFL-CIO’s political campaign program, designated by year, of course, as “Labor 2015.”

  • County should adopt TNR

    By Diane Novak
    Founder & Past President
    Barn Cat Buddies, Inc.

        Thank you for the wonderful article on feral cats last week. 
        Trap Neuter Return or T.N.R has been the subject of many heated discussions in the last several years. To understand the subject more clearly we need to understand how the feral cat phenomenon began.

  • America must lead on the world stage

    By Congressman Robert Hurt