Today's Opinions

  • Our veterans

    They are our neighbors, our teachers, our friends.
        They volunteer at the local food bank, coach our child’s sports team, sit beside us on Sunday morning at church.
        Some are quite elderly; some still very young.
        They are this nation’s veterans and they’ve served this nation with honor, with valor, with courage.

  • Letters 11-05-14

    School closures not necessary

  • Constituent services are a top priority

    While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.  We have a dedicated staff that is at your service to assist you with any federal matter.


  • A real economic recovery

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled throughout the Sixth Congressional District visiting numerous businesses, getting a firsthand look at the hard work their employees do, and listening to their concerns about the direction of the economy. Whether large employers or small, family-owned businesses, or if they are located in Roanoke, Front Royal, Amherst, or Waynesboro, their comments have followed a common theme: the federal government’s policies of more regulation and higher taxes are standing in the way of job creation.

  • 'Tea Party' Circus

    By J. Lane

  • Don’t fear a U.S. Ebola epidemic

    Generally speaking, mainstream media coverage of the Ebola crisis – as it relates to the U.S. – has been about as bad as it could get.
        Television coverage, in particular, has done nothing but stir up fear and paranoia, and some people don’t need much encouragement to lapse into either one.
        When one of the infected Dallas nurses was being transported to a hospital, and was even then listed in fair condition, CNN and MSNBC sent out helicopters to cover the “motorcade.”

  • The Republican Party is a political party

  • Letters 10-29-14

    Stakes too high

        When I was on line for our last election, two women behind me were talking. One said, “Who are we even voting for?” Her friend answered, “Oh, I don’t know - I just always vote for the Republican!” The stakes are too high for us to have this view.