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Today's Opinions

  • Broadband bill requires government transparency

    oted that the pace of activity in the House was about average for a short session.  Short sessions are necessarily more hectic than long ones, because even with limitations placed on the number of bills delegates can submit, it still takes a lot of time, attention, and patience to consider nearly 2,500 bills and resolutions in 46 days.

  • Gorsuch: A great pick

    The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the land. Established by Article III of the Constitution, the men and women appointed to the Supreme Court have the responsibility of deciding some of the toughest constitutional questions facing our country today. Just days ago, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

     

  • Hey left-wingers, it could be worse

        Folks on the left are really upset about President Trump. His flurry of executive orders have already gone a long way to erasing Barack Obama’s legacy.

  • History will vindicate Barack Obama

         Now that he’s out of office, attention turns away from our 44th president to this new creature installed by angry white people, Russian election tampering, and the ridiculous, much in need of abolishment, Electoral College.
        It won’t take long for Americans to notice the difference in the transition from a good and decent man, highly intelligent and articulate, to this billionaire rabble-rouser with botched language skills and a teen-aged Twitter obsession.

  • General Assembly saw record number of visitors

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        The second full week of the 2017 General Assembly session was busy, with bills and resolutions being considered by committees at a quick pace.  And, we broke some records for the number of visitors to Capitol Square, too.

  • Budget is General Assembly’s responsibility

    By Senator Steve Newman

        This has been a very busy week in Richmond.   We’ve been setting some unusual and surprising records this session.  The number of visitors to the General Assembly Building, where all our offices are located and where most of the committee hearings are held, has reached numbers not seen in nearly 30 years.

  • Everything cost somebody something

    By Delegate Scott Garett

        I joined you in watching the 45th President of the United States take the oath of office this week. Nowhere in the world does the transition of power happen so peacefully and beautifully. Please join me and Whitney in praying for our nation and our new leaders in the days ahead.

  • Short session reviews biennial budget

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        We have now completed the third week of the seven-week session of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly.  There is much work to be done between now and February 25, when the session is adjourned.