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Columns

  • Obama takes initiative on jobs

        President Obama has lately had either bad publicity or watched on the sidelines as most of the media’s attention has been on Republican candidates for his job.

        But all that changed with his Sept. 8 speech to a Joint Session of Congress. The president laid out his plan for a $447 billion jobs program that would put people back to work on the nation’s infrastructure of roads and bridges.

  • Wrestling with the budget bear

  • Route 58 Tour

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week on our Route 58 Tour, we traveled across the 5th District making over 40 stops from Stanleytown to Martinsville, Brosville, Danville, Ringgold, South Boston, Clarksville, Boydton, South Hill, La Crosse, Ebony, and Lawrenceville.

     

  • Serving the people of the 5th District

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Constituent services continues to be a top priority for me in Washington, and there are several ways in which our office can help and serve 5th District Virginians.

     

  • Restoring the promise of America

    As we mark Labor Day we take the time to honor the ingenuity and perseverance of America’s workers.

     

    Of course, ours are the best workers in the world, and given a level playing field, they can compete and win against anyone. 

     

  • GOP has abandoned the middle class

        It’s important to have a sense of humor in life, but there are so many absurdities coming out of the Republican Party now that make one unsure as to whether to laugh or cry.

        Two recent events, seemingly unrelated, demonstrate once again what a straightjacket, hard-core party of extremists the GOP has become.

  • Time for a cease fire

        It’s been over a year now since Dr. William McIntosh, the former director of the National D-Day Memorial, stirred up all sorts of anger and discontent by putting up a bust of Uncle Joe at the National D-Day Memorial. I’m not talking about Joe Biden, I’m talking about another bolshevik, Joe Stalin.

  • Back to school

  • Problems at Bedford Middle School

    By Patricia Robertson

    Bedford

        So much has been said about the possible closing of Bedford Primary and/or Body Camp Schools this year. I’d like to draw parents’ attention to what the school administrator’s “strategic plan” has done and wants to do to Bedford Middle School.

  • King’s vision included economic justice

        Hurricane Irene caused the official Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication ceremony to be postponed to either September or October.

        Whenever it happens, American citizens will gather to remember the struggles and the achievements of our country’s greatest civil rights leader.