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Columns

  • Don’t let kittens loose

    By Karin Sherbin

    Bedford Humane Society

        Most people think of this time of year only as spring, but for people in animal rescue it’s called the kitten season as young unwanted cats overwhelm shelters or else are abandoned to fend for themselves.
        If anyone thinks they are doing the kittens (or even grown cats) a favor by letting them loose instead of surrendering them to a shelter, they need to think again.

  • Taking action to reduce gas prices

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week was another one spent in the District meeting with and talking to people across Central and Southside Virginia.

     

  • Putting Americans back to work

    While the national unemployment rate has improved slightly, millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work. The only way to help these individuals and our economy recover is to tear down barriers to job creation and get Washington out of the way.

     

  • Libya policy on slippery slope

        If anyone had said last Christmas that 2011 would be a year of revolutions in the Arab world that would spread from one country to the next, that person would not have been believed.

        Yet, that is exactly what has happened, and the United States has been caught off guard as much as any other country. By the time the administration was digesting what happened in Tunisia – where popular uprisings led the strongman president to leave – it had already spread to Egypt.

  • The disloyal opposition

  • Bin Laden's death

    I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

  • The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the great opportunity to continue to meet with and hear from Central and Southside Virginians in and across the District.

     

  • Congress must provide consent for military action

    Over the last few weeks the debate in Congress has largely centered around the fiscal challenges that our country is facing and the out-of-control government spending that continues to plague our economy. While there is no doubt that the passage of a federal budget that brings government spending under control was of utmost importance, Congress must not neglect its responsibility and authority regarding the use of force in Libya.

     

  • More stuff to be afraid of

        I recently had the opportunity to intercept a working TV that was on its way to electronics recycling. It was a pre-digital broadcasting TV, so it needed a converter box, which the previous owner passed on to me. My old TV, a 1977 vintage set, died back in 2008, and I never replaced it. The price (free) for the “new” set was just what I was looking for.

  • The path to prosperity

    This past week House Republicans continued to take action to bring real change to Washington by passing a long term budget plan for 2012 and beyond, which stops spending money we don’t have, lifts our crushing debt burden, and helps promote job creation.