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Today's Opinions

  • Conservatives fear strong women

        In a recent interview after the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Hillary Clinton talked about how rampant sexual harassment has always been.
        As with the epidemic of husbands beating their wives, there was a time when social pressures kept women quiet on these subjects. But no more, and that’s definitely progress. Weinstein is getting his goose cooked, just as he deserves, the same way those “Fox News” icons Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly deserved.

  • Military exercises are defensive

        While most U. S. news media has focused on North Korea, Donald Trump and, most recently Harvey Weinstein, there have been a number of news stories about big Russian military exercises.

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison

     The NBA season is officially underway and I am incredibly excited. I love basketball in fact recently it has become my favorite sport.
      

    One thing I also have recently re-fell in love with is superheroes. For whatever reason when I was 20 I really started to get back into superheroes. Even now at 22-years old I often walk about with a Batman backpack that is originally meant for a 10-year old.
      

  • Letters 10/18/17

    Edgar Tuck

        We’ve known Edgar Tuck for a number of years and wholeheartedly believe he will make an excellent addition to the county Board of Supervisors as the District 2 representative.

  • Much can be done to improve health care in Virginia

    As the dust settles from the currently stalled efforts by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), concerns about the future of healthcare for Virginians remain at the forefront of the debate.

  • Religion often keeps people backward

         If, as many people believe, religion is man’s first attempt at explaining his world, then we may well need a second one, if we can keep our planet safe and healthy from climate change deniers, who sometimes use religion to justify their rejection of science.
        There are probably thousands of different religions in the world, but most religious people are Christians, Jews, or Muslims. Most of them live quietly within their beliefs.

  • Don’t be too quick

        The concept plan for Urban Development Areas  (UDA) in the Forest and New London areas of the county drew a vocal turnout to a public meeting two weeks ago. It was a larger crowd than the folks who organized the meeting expected, so the room they reserved at the Forest Library was too small for the number of people who showed up. Most seemed to have been already upset when they arrived and the crowding — Americans really don’t like being crowded — probably didn’t help their mood. Most opposed the UDA idea.

  • Letter 10/11/17

    Here’s one you missed

        A few days ago, I saw a snippet of a story on television. 
        A former Marine who lost both legs in an I.E.D. ambush somewhere in Iraq or Afghanistan was asked about Colin Kapernick’s stunt(s) at these NFL football games.  He strapped on his two prostheses, and gently but firmly lowered himself, without assistance, to the floor.  Then he looked up at the reporter and cameraman and said, “That’s called taking a knee.” He said nothing else.