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Columns

  • A productive week

        This week Virginia entered into its fourth budget stalemate in 11 years.  This one, however, is very different from those that have occurred previously.

  • Reject anyone selling theocracy

    The United States of America has a long and honorable tradition of separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers did not intend to form a theocratic “Christian nation.”
        The men (no women or blacks, remember) who founded this country had very differing views about religion. They knew what religious wars between Catholics and Protestants had done to Europe.

  • This is an exciting year


        One of the more memorable ads in this year’s Superbowl was a Mayan apocalypse themed Chevy commercial. The only thing that survives, other than Chevy trucks, are Twinkies. I was glad to see that the Twinkies survived as they were one of my favorites when I was a kid.

  • 5th District Virginians demand a sensible energy policy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout the 5th District, making numerous stops in local businesses and neighborhoods in order to talk with Central and Southside Virginians about the pressing issues facing our nation that are most important to them.

     

  • Growing our economy through sound energy policy

    As I travel throughout the 6th Congressional District meeting with my constituents to gather their thoughts and opinions on the important issues of the day, they continue to express frustration over the stagnant economy. They are feeling the pinch and they are particularly concerned about the rising cost of energy, from the cost at the pump to soaring electric bills. Recent estimates indicate that Americans are paying over $1000 more a year in gas than they were just three years ago.

     

  • PTA’s roots are from Bedford

    By Nicole Sheppard
    Historian Virginia PTA
    historian@vapta.org

        How exciting that the PTA at Bedford Primary was one of 45 units across the nation and one of six local units in Virginia to win a $1000 grant from the National PTA as it honored the 115th anniversary of the founding.  The National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA) was founded in February 1897.  The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was founded in Georgia in 1926.

  • ‘Social issues’ won’t win in November

    Much is being written about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s marching orders to his Republican troops. “Don’t overreach,” he said, after his party had claimed supreme power in the state senate.
        Last week, he got a strong lesson in how powerfully they ignored him. And they got a lesson in just how much he wants to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

  • Keep taxes low and regulation light

  • Preserving the american dream in honor of our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Our country continues to face great challenges as we work toward balancing our budget, getting Americans back to work, and putting our nation on a fiscally sustainable course.  And though this battle will not easily be won, it is a battle that we must continue to fight if we want to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.

     

  • A reckless and irresponsible budget

    This past week, President Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 to Congress. A budget proposal which contains more failed attempts to tax, spend, borrow and bail our way out of the economic difficulties that the country faces. It is these same reckless fiscal policies that have so far failed to jump start our economy.