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Today's Opinions

  • Fifth District Virginians deserve better from the IRS 

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Neville Obama

        It’s been nearly 80 years since Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to London after negotiations with Adolph Hitler over the Sudetenland portion of Czechoslovakia. Prime Minister Chamberlain returned, waving a copy of the now infamous Munich Agreement which turned the Sudetenland over to Germany. Hitler, in turn, agreed to make no further territorial claims on Czechoslovakia. Prime Minister Chamberlain, who had made a major concession to Hitler, claimed “There will be peace for our time.”

  • Iran deal won’t please warmongers

        Conservative Republicans had a tough time last week, struggling to defend discrimination in the name of religion in Indiana, and then reaching deep into their playbook of hostility to condemn the president’s historic deal with Iran.
        When people start talking about “restoring religious freedom,” you know they’re up to something no good. That’s because religious freedom has clearly not been lost in America, so it does not need to be “restored.”

  • Outdated statistics provide no smoking gun

    By Robert & Ellen Ashwell
    Huddleston

        The ruckus raised about the outdated average teacher salary comparison presented by the Bedford County Education Association to the Board of Supervisors on February 23, is an example of much being said about very little.  Supervisors Sharp and Parker suggest that the outdated information gives people the wrong impression about what Bedford County teachers are paid.  They use updated information, which they purport to be proof.  Moral indignation is evident in their comments.

  • FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule wrecks the Internet

    The Internet is one of the most dynamic and competitive marketplaces in existence. It has become a cornerstone of the American economy and culture. Because of this, concerns about the future of an open and fair Internet, coined as “net neutrality,” have come to light. Net neutrality may seem like a complex issue, but at the core the question is simple. Do you want more or less choice? Do you want more regulation governing the Internet? Overall, we have achieved open access to the Internet through free enterprise and competition.

  • Washington should follow the example local governments set
  • The Good News

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.  And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
        And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

  • Like taking a dog by the ears

        The truce signed in Minsk, Belarus, in February seems to be holding, although it’s certainly a fragile truce. French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela  Merkel brokered the agreement between Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko back in the middle of February.