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Today's Opinions

  • History will honor Hillary’s nomination

        I had intended to devote this entire column to the historic triumph of the first woman nominee for president by a major party – and I will get to that – but Donald Trump’s stupid utterances have a way of seizing one’s attention.
        After whining about the air conditioning in the ballroom at his Hotel Roanoke appearance, Trump had indicated that it was so bad he might not pay the bill. It was a petulant moment to be sure, but he has a lot of those.

  • All quiet in the Baltic

        Back at the end of June, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin made news when he sacked a large number of senior naval officers in Russia’s Baltic Fleet. There was a lot of speculation as to why Vladimir Vladimirovich did this. One line of thought that appeared in news stories at the time is that he did it because these officers refused to act more aggressively toward NATO ships operating in the Baltic.

  • Letters 07/27/16

    The Democratic Party

        It perplexes a lot of people, me included, about why many people who are struggling economically and socially vote against their own economic and social interests.  It is stranger still that these same people seem to be the ones who revel in criticizing the very political party that has done the most for them.   Think about it.
        * If you receive or will receive Social Security benefits, you should thank the Democratic Party.

  • Those who keep us safe are most deserving of our support

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The Iran deal one year later

    One year ago this month, President Obama inked an historic nuclear deal with Iran. It hardly seems like a year has passed since the Iran Nuclear Agreement came into being over the opposition of me and many others. However, perhaps that is because very little has changed when it comes to Iran’s bad behavior.

     

  • Family Night Boating

    By Tom Merriman
    SML Water Safety Council
    & US Coast Guard Auxillary
     
        Night boating isn’t just for fishermen and romantics any more. 
        A family night boat ride is exciting for children and grandchildren as they get to see a different lake after sunset. To make the most of a night boat ride opportunity, start with preparations for your boat…and for your passengers as well.  

  • Ideas that matter

    By Tommy L. Foster
    Thaxton

        Here in Virginia our progenitors have paid with their lives for the ideas that matter to them and to the nation.

  • The GOP should beg for forgiveness

        I certainly hope the American people were paying attention last week to the disgusting spectacle of hatred, racism, intolerance and dangerous ignorance on display in Cleveland.
        It was truly a sad thing to see: The Republican Party we once knew –  one produced Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower – is dead, absolutely dead. It’s been replaced by this ugly, extreme, and hateful thing that was evidenced last week.