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Editorial

  • Session sets new standard for efficiency

    There’s just one week remaining until the scheduled end of this year’s session of the Virginia General Assembly. This is the part of the session where delegates and senators meet to work out the final details on a wide range of legislation, and when an agreement must be reached to reconcile the differing versions of the budget approved by the Senate and the House.

  • Conservatism can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • The Obama phenomenon

    As Barack Obama moves closer and closer to the Democratic nomination for president, his campaign resembles something that’s more like a movement, as in civil rights “movement,” or women’s right “movement.”

    Crowds for his rallies have been two or three times larger than either Hillary Clinton or any of his previous Democratic opponents. Much has been said about his soaring rhetoric, and if you take the time to listen to a whole speech, you understand why.

  • A place of worship

    edford County officials have now gone on record that the county has no intent to regulate the subject matter of what its citizens seek to do when they exercise their constitutional right to assemble.

    That’s admirable, but it really wasn’t ever the issue that brought national attention to the county after county officials told the Cowboy Church in Moneta more than a year ago that it had to stop worshiping in a barn.

    At the heart of that issue was the use of facilities and the zoning regulations surrounding it.

  • 'Conservatism' can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • There is no such thing as "conservatism"

    It?s not possible for ?conservatism? to decline. That?s because there is no such thing as ?conservatism.?

    Conservatives don?t comprise a monolithic movement. At the most, we can be roughly categorized into three groupings: social conservatives, defense hawks and fiscal/business conservatives. These are rough categories because they don?t have distinct edg It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • There is no such thing as 'Conservatism'

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • 'Conservatism' can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • Letters

    Thank you

    The Montvale Rescue Squad would like to send out a HUGE Thank You to these businesses and residents for their efforts in providing food and supplies to the firefighters and EMS staff during the Black Horse/Camp Jaycee fire that took place starting on Feb. 9. The businesses include: Roadside Market-Montvale, Hardees-Troutville, McDonalds-Troutville, Food Lion-Troutville, Wal-Mart-Botetourt, Sams Wholesale-Roanoke.

  • Working to prevent future terrorist attacks

    The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon quickly reshaped the priorities of Congress, the President, and the Department of Justice. We immediately began working on securing our own country by coordinating our national anti-terrorism efforts, increasing information-sharing among our intelligence agencies, and strengthening our defense. We took all the necessary steps to ensure we dealt with our enemies on the foreign battlefield rather than here at home.