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Today's Opinions

  • Neither Keynesian nor a stimulus

        Last month, the Wall Street Journal offered the opinion that the “Democrats” stimulus has acted as a drag, rather than a boost, to the economy. They dubbed it a “Keynesian discount” on growth.

        I think those folks are being rather charitable. They're at least giving "Democrats" credit for attempting a Keynesian stimulus. Actually, what the “Democrats” did was neither Keynesian nor a stimulus. It was just a cynical partisan political ploy.

  • Investigation should end

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

        Now it’s time for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to see the criminal investigation into CIA agents who used enhanced interrogation techniques against captured terrorists meets the same fate. That investigation should end; it should have never been started in the first place.

  • Letters 05/04/11

    Living with

    their mistakes
     

  • 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