Today's Opinions

  • The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.


  • A little streamlining may be in order

        Hillary Clinton, who remains the “Democratic” Party’s front runner, has taken a rather hawkish stance on Iran, although she’s done it in the context of her support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with the mullahs who run that country.  Clinton promises to take a hard line in dealing with Iran if American voters are foolish enough to elect her.

  • Sanders offers LU new take on morality

        Bernie Sanders in Lynchburg, Va.? That’s an odd enough image and thought, but to see him at the national capital of “Christian conservatism,” Liberty University, well, that’s truly mind-blowing.
        But there he was, and he handled it brilliantly. Sanders accepted what is said to be a standing invitation at Liberty for presidential candidates of both parties. You couldn’t blame Democrats for saying “Why would we go?,” in light of what we know about politics at LU. But Sanders went.

  • Protecting life from the start
  • Constitution Day reminds us of our founding principles

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of our United States Constitution. As we paused to reflect on the meaning of this remarkable document, we were again reminded of its vital purpose and the nation that our framers envisioned.


  • A matter of conscience

        I often urge people to read Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda because he gives a good example of liberal thinking. His writing gives you a good understanding of why voting for the candidates he endorses is unwise. Last week he also backed up my contention that liberals are hypocrites.

  • With Trump, GOP reaping what it’s sown

        As many political observers continue to scratch our heads over the appeal of Donald Trump, maybe we’ve been missing something that is right in front of us.
        Trump is essentially a one-issue candidate, and that issue of course is illegal immigration. Aside from his obvious self-love and hyper self-promotion, he’s only let one other trend emerge: he clearly doesn’t think much of women.

  • Get involved

        The best way to assure a student will have success in school is for that student’s parent/guardian to be involved.
        That’s as simple as it gets.
        The more a parent is aware of what their child is learning and doing at school, the more that parent can help make sure the student will succeed.
        If a parent cares, the student is more likely to care as well.