Today's Opinions

  • Service connected disability compensation

        Service connected disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or disease that occurred in or was aggravated by active military service. 

  • Conservatives should prove their compassion

        When George W. Bush first ran for president in 2000, he made headlines by describing himself as a “compassionate conservative.”

        Clever political insiders knew what Bush was doing. He was trying to set himself apart from the notion that is common about conservatives: that they are basically selfish and greedy and short on compassion for those who don’t have what they have.

  • Walker stands up for the people

        Liberals and “Democratic” Party activists are doing their best to portray the legislative standoff in Wisconsin as Republicans fighting against working people. In reality, it’s the result of a democratically elected governor and a democratically elected legislature with a Republican majority standing up for all the people of Wisconsin against well-organized special interests.

  • Cuccinelli was right, no matter how despicable it seems

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was right to not join with other states in the case between a family whose son was killed while serving in the military and the nut case Fred Phelps and his small band of followers from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas.

  • Letters 03/02/11

    Coming together

        Every so often you hear of communities coming together during a crisis.  With  the events on February 10, the Huddleston community did this by coming  together to assist in a fire that partially destroyed the home of Haden,  Cyndi, Kevin and Kimberly Nichols on Bethesda Road.

  • The 5th District economy needs the freedom to grow

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Enacting change

        This week, we had an example of a change being enacted after more than two decades of attempts.

  • Wisconsin: A wake-up call for workers

        John L. Lewis, the legendary leader of the United Mine Workers, put it this way many years ago: “Without organization, you’re a lone individual, without recognition or influence of any kind.”

        Lone individuals don’t fare well in the face of great corporate power. Lewis knew it then, and it’s still true today.