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Columns

  • Liberal Syndrome

        I’ve often thought of liberals as being intellectually challenged. Then, a couple of months ago I saw  there is evidence that being liberal is caused by a genetic defect. A medical study, which appeared in The Journal of Politics this past fall, indicated that people with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults. Maybe somebody should start a campaign to find a cure for Liberal Syndrome. A liberal asylum has already been established for these poor souls. It’s called San Francisco.

  • Third time’s the charm

    After losing two battles in federal court, including one challenge from Liberty University, foes to President Obama’s health care legislation won an important victory Monday in federal court in Richmond.

        It’s just a first step in what will certainly be a decision that will end up before — and be made by—the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, the fact that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was able to land the first blow to the massive and unpopular health care overhaul passed this year by Congress, is welcome news.

  • We must not let anything happen to stifle the growth

    Last week, Congress completed several pieces of overdue legislation to provide economic relief for the middle class and the unemployed, approve adequate reimbursements for doctors under Medicare, and to censure a senior legislator following an ethics investigation. In the weeks remaining in the 111th Congress, we have an opportunity and obligation to complete meaningful work on job creation and economic relief for working families, on a bipartisan basis wherever possible.

  • Tax increases are not the way to rebuild our economy

    The American people continue to face one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  The latest unemployment numbers mark the 16th consecutive month that our nation’s unemployment rate has been at or above 9.5 percent – the longest period since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, these are numbers that the American people are all too familiar with and yet the Democrats in Congress continue to pursue an agenda that will further threaten American job creators and families.  

  • Don’t let ‘Scrooge’ ruin your holiday

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

    540-586-4800
    Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

  • End the wars; cut military spending

        Do you ever wonder how it could be that most Americans are so unconcerned, so blasé, about a U.S. war in a strange, foreign country where we have now been embroiled for nearly 10 years?

        How many of us, in our daily routines, ever even hear people talking about this war, one way or the other? Either for it or against it? While the Iraq war was raging, during Bush’s last term, Afghanistan was occasionally mentioned as “the forgotten war.”

  • You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

        Rick Howell made an interesting effort, in last week’s The Liberal Agenda, to make Nancy Pelosi seem like just a sweet li’l ol’ granny. When Granny Pelosi rammed a massive health care reform bill though the House of Representatives, she had our best interests at heart. She just wants to make sure we all have good health care when we get a runny nose.

  • For now it’s a fair compromise

    The President’s willingness to reach an agreement with Republicans on controversial tax issues is the right step to take. The real question now becomes whether the Democrats in Congress will follow suit and actually pass the proposal.
        That’s a lot less likely.

  • More members needed

    On behalf of Montvale Rescue Squad may I take this opportunity to write and give thanks to you for  the press coverage  of our 40th Anniversary.

  • The spending spree continues in Washington

    Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to return to Washington. At that time we are expected to consider how the government will continue to operate into the new year.  This is the direct result of the fact the Democrat controlled Congress failed to pass a budget or enact any of the twelve annual spending bills that fund all government operations. Recent reports indicate that the Democrats hope to consider a $1.11 trillion omnibus spending bill that would increase expenditures by hundreds of billions of dollars.