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Today's Opinions

  • Be safe out there

         National Safe Boating Week is May 17 – 23 and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is reminding all boaters to remember some important safety tips this boating season. 
        We shouldn’t need to be reminded twice about this.

  • New evidence warrants an investigation

        I’ve been wondering why “Democrats” seem to be almost hysterical about the House select committee that Speaker of the House John Boehner is setting up to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U. S. consulate in Benghazi that killed our ambassador to Libya, among other Americans. They seem like they are actually afraid of it and I wonder if  they know, or suspect, that there is a huge embarrassment for their party lurking out there, waiting to be discovered.

  • Has Va. GOP punted the Senate race?

    With municipal elections across Virginia complete, voters won’t be asked to go to the polls again until November for the “mid-term” races.
        The current Congress, with Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans running the House, is set to renew itself as it does every two years.
        Congress has seen its approval ratings steadily sink, even falling to single digits. Ideological stances have tightened and getting things done for the people is less important than clinging to ideology.

  • Seeking an independent IRS investigation

    On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted to inappropriately targeting conservative groups for “extra scrutiny” in connection with their applications for tax-exempt status.  President Obama denounced this behavior as “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” He pledged that the Administration would “find out exactly what happened” and would make sure wrongdoers were “held fully accountable.” In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days later, Attorney General Eric Holder promised that “this will not be ab

  • So much to do

    You don’t have to look very hard this time of year to find something to do.
        And this weekend is especially busy.
        Whatever it is you enjoy doing, you can probably find it going on around the area as the summer season quickly approaches.
        Consider these options, just to name a few:

  • A threatening gesture?

        I couple of articles I’ve read in the Wall Street Journal this month have gotten me thinking about the Baltic States.
        One was an opinion piece in the Journal’s weekend edition on May 3 written by a German fellow named Hans-Werner Sinn, who was identified as president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany. In the commentary, entitled “Why we should give Putin a chance,” Mr. Sinn wrote:

  • GOP campaign cry: “Benghazi, or Impeach?”

    With 2014 being the year of mid-term elections in President Obama’s final term, you’d think Republicans would be out and about telling the country about their ideas.
        But old habits really do die hard, and especially the old habits of the modern GOP, whose aging, white male conservatives not only have no new ideas of their own, but they’ve never been able to advance beyond their simple hatred and resentment of this particular president.

  • Putting an end to the government’s bulk data collection

    After months of oversight and collaboration between members from both sides of the aisle, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to address concerns surrounding our nation’s intelligence gathering programs. The bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act (H.R.