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Today's Opinions

  • Blueprint for a new energy economy for Central and Southside Virginia

     

  • It’s time for historic health care reform

    In keeping with a 2008 campaign promise, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have moved health care reform to the front of the current legislative agenda in Washington.

        The Senate is weighing what’s known to some as the Kennedy-Dodd health care bill, named for two crusading health care reformers, Ted Kennedy and Christopher Dodd, both of whom have championed meaningful health care reform for decades.

  • Thank you Tom Perriello

    Thank you Tom Perriello — for stabbing the working people of the 5th District in the back.

        On June 29, 41 House Democrats had the courage to stand up to Supreme Leader Nancy Pelosi. They voted against her cap-and-trade energy bill. Congressman Perriello was not one of them. He voted for this nightmare, which narrowly passed the House of Representatives by seven votes.

  • The House has decided to attack the energy problem by tilting at windmills

    Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello is touting the fact that he voted for last week’s cap-and-trade energy bill, even though he knows it’s not widely supported in his district. Even worse, he voted for it though it has the potential, some say, to be the most costly tax increase in American history.

  • Letters

    What a privilege to live here

  • Perriello supports American Clean Energy and Security Act

     

    Last week, the U.S. House passed historic legislation to create millions of new jobs in the clean energy economy and increase our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. I supported the American Clean Energy and Security Act because I believe it is a necessary step in declaring our energy independence and creating the energy jobs and technology of the future right here at home.

  • Honoring those who sacrifice to promote freedom and democracy

    This Fourth of July we look to the blessings of liberty and are reminded of how precious they are. 

     

    Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, a group of men, made up of merchants, lawyers, farmers, educators, soldiers, physicians and pastors, risked charges of treason, because they possessed a vision.

    They recognized that liberty is a birthright, not something granted by a king.  They had the courage of their convictions to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor so that a new nation might be born. 

  • More Republican sex scandals

    For a national political party that needs to regroup, the news just doesn’t get any better. Not when two possible 2012 presidential candidates have sidelined their careers with sex scandals.

        Nevada Sen. John Ensign had just admitted and apologized for an affair he had when the bizarre news about South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford broke.