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Columns

  • The cost of abortion on demand

        Back in the 1950s a young woman named Joanne Schieble was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. While there, she became romantically involved with another graduate student, a PhD candidate from Syria. The relationship turned sexual and, in 1954, she got pregnant.

        Her father did not approve of the man she was involved with, so she didn’t marry him at the time. She temporarily left school, went to San Francisco and stayed there until she gave birth. She then gave the baby boy up for adoption.

  • Americans want commonsense health care reform

    Just over a year and a half ago, with total disregard for the will of the American people, Congress passed and President Obama signed the health care reform overhaul into law. This new law, which I voted against, is defined by federal regulations, mandates, a myriad of new big government programs, and a significant increase in federal spending and debt at a cost to our country too high to bear.

  • BOO! You know what’s coming!

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown
    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org
    540-586-4800
    Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1

    Kids love Halloween!

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        Dressing up, scary make-up, and free candy! What’s not to love? Let’s keep this Halloween safe for everyone.

  • Class divisions have always existed

        President Obama’s recent proposal to levy new taxes on millionaires and billionaires has produced the cry we always hear from the right when the imperial privileges of the wealthy are questioned.

         “Class war; class war!!” The belief is that we musn’t mention class in America because, well, there’s just something Communist about it.

  • Oh deer!

        Deer season is in full swing. Archery season began on Oct. 1. I’ve always admired those guys who have enough patience to perch in a tree stand waiting to get a good shot — a level of patience that I lack. I especially admire those guys who can actually hit something using a bow. If you put a bow in my hands, the safest place to stand would be in front of the target as that is the one spot where I can guarantee that an arrow will not go.

  • Protect your home, family from fire

    What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course, states the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

        This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires — cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

  • The House is working to help spur job creation

    We spent this past District Work Week making more stops across Central and Southside Virginia to meet with, hear from, and talk to 5th District Virginians.

     

  • We must work together to create jobs

    With the national unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. The constant threat of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and excessive regulation from Washington has resulted in job creators sitting on the sidelines, and the worst unemployment in decades.

  • Be a part of the solution

    By Cindy and Danny Torrence

  • Turn around before it’s too late

        Michelle Bachmann suggested, last month, that the earthquake in Virginia and Hurricane Irene indicate that America is under divine judgement because of the federal government’s policies.