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Columns

  • Cuccinelli rains on Bill Bolling’s parade

    No one expected the next Virginia gubernatorial campaign, set for 2013, to make big news quite this early. But our ambitious attorney general has a way of dropping bombs.

        Ken Cuccinelli had previously stated several times that he wouldn’t seek his party’s nomination for governor. He was expected to “defer” to the lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, as Bolling had done for Bob McDonnell in 2009.

  • Alas, poor Dale!


        Alas, poor Dale! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest.

  • We're losing them

        It was 70 years ago today that a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor blasted the United States into World War II.

        That year, Dec. 7, 1941, fell on a Sunday. Soldiers based at Schofield Barracks were having breakfast. The battleships of the Pacific Fleet were observing holiday routine with late reveille. Two-thirds of the men were either ashore on liberty or were recovering from the previous night ashore when Japanese dive bombers and torpedo bombers struck.

  • As a nation, we have much to be thankful for

    Happy Thanksgiving

    We have much to be thankful for as a nation, and as we come together this Thanksgiving to share in giving thanks with family and friends, I would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and extend a sincere thank you to those brave men and women at home and abroad who continue to protect our nation and defend our freedoms.

  • Growing the economy through a national energy plan

    While House Republicans continue working to create jobs by passing legislation that addresses the serious economic crisis facing our nation, Senate Democrats continue to stand in the way of nearly twenty pieces of legislation that are designed to get Americans back to work.

     

  • Great journalism barely exists anymore

    On Nov. 22, 1963, the New York Times had assigned only one reporter to what it thought would be a routine presidential motorcade through Dallas, Texas.

        Little-known staff writer Tom Wicker got the assignment, and it turned him into a household name. Upon hearing the gun shots and seeing the Kennedy motorcade slow down and then speed off, Wicker went into action. He jotted down notes of what was happening on some White House stationary he had with him.

  • Five pounds of 'possum

  • The public’s right to know

    Virginians strongly support the principle of the public’s right to know.

        Virginians believe it is important to place public notices in newspapers.
        Virginians would read public notices less frequently and with less trust if these appeared only on government Web sites.

  • We need a Constitutional amendment to balance our budget

  • Working to balance the federal budget

    This week brought alarming news when it comes to the fiscal health of our nation. On Wednesday the national debt hit the $15 trillion mark. This insurmountable debt is the result of irresponsible spending bills that will most certainly cripple America’s future. One thing is certain – we must change the way Washington does business.