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Columns

  • The height of hypocrisy

            It’s been interesting to listen to President Barack Obama calling Russia’s alleged interference in our most recent election a “threat to democracy.”

  • 2016 SML water safety council wrap up

    By Pat Massa
    WSC Chairman

        Each year the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF) collects data on deaths, injuries and property damage designated as reportable, though not all of these incidents are reported to authorities.  After enjoying a fatality-free 2015, we incurred one death, eight injuries and fifteen other recordable incidents in 2016.

  • The 7 Billion and you

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        There are 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion different faces, 7 billion distinct minds with different senses of humor, different interests, different talents, different laughs.
        An earth populated with humans vastly different and incredible in 7 billion extraordinary ways, but who share the same moon, the same sun, the same ground, the same burdens of humanity. All of these people wandering the same earth.

  • Join the Resistance on Jan. 19!

        We are bearing down upon Inauguration Day, when the tragic results of The Great Stupidity of 2016 come to fruition.
        For the angry whites who did so much to make this happen, it will be a day of vengeful triumph against eight years of the black Muslim socialist they’ve painfully endured. (This is what they believe, whether they’d admit it or not.)

  • A better foreign policy

        One of the things people, who don’t like Donald Trump, have been fretting about is his ability to carry out foreign policy. I think Trump’s foreign policy will be an improvement on what we’ve had under President Obama. Of course, it won’t be hard to do better than President Obama as his conduct of foreign affairs has been totally incompetent. However, I think Trump has a better intuitive grasp of foreign leaders that his opponents give him credit for having.

  • Best Wishes For The New Year

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

        As 2016 comes to a close, so too does my time serving you in the House of Representatives.  Representing all Fifth District Virginians for the last six years has been a great honor and an opportunity for which I will always be grateful.

  • Welcoming the New Year

        With the flip of the calendar and the start of a new year come many opportunities to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing America. The House of Representatives is hitting the ground running in 2017. The 115th Congress will officially be sworn in on January 3, and House leadership has already signaled that lawmakers will immediately roll up their sleeves and get to work on the people’s priorities.

  • DEQ filing supports SMLA position on Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Casey Kroll
    SML Association

        Recently the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its comments on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was published the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Their full filing can be accessed on the DEQ website, http://www.deq.virginia.gov/
    In their comments DEQ addresses a number of issues including the potential impact on Virginia forests and endangered species.  

  • Chairman’s 2016 summary

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Board of Supervisors Chairman

  • The U.S. shouldn’t pander to Israel

        When the United Nations Security Council recently voted to condemn continued and expanded settlements by the hawkish Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted as though his country had been hit by nuclear weapons.
        In his mind, any criticism of his government’s insistence that it has a right to build settlements in Palestinian lands, automatically means that the person, or country, is “anti-Israel.”