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Today's Opinions

  • A good learning experience

        We love receiving letters to the editor and we strive to assure every locally written letter gets printed. Of course, we aren’t going to print anything that’s libelous or obscene and we do insist that letters address public issues. Letters that fall in these limited “we won’t print that” categories are rare.

  • Letters 08/31/16

    Supports Hillary

        Anyone who has seen those yellow school buses knows school has started. Anyone who has turned on a television, or logged onto the internet knows this is an election year. An election year usually means schools spend a great deal of time teaching our children the electoral process.

  • Junior Falwell’s lame defense of Trump

        Lost recently in all the back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a fairly remarkable op-ed piece in defense of Trump written by none other than Junior Falwell.
        You know, Jerry Falwell, Jr., whom I like to describe as LU’s “gun-slinging chancellor.” He earned that title after his embrace of guns on campus so that students might “end those Muslims” should something occur.

  • Why we need the ICAC task force


        Last week Brian McAlexander pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography. McAlexander had put child porn on an Internet peer-to-peer network and that’s how he got caught. The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is looking for guys who do things like that. 

  • Festival time

        Labor Day weekend kicks off a number of pastimes.
        Labor Day weekend used to signal the end to summer and the unofficial beginning of fall, with schools opening. But those days are long gone and by the time Labor Day hits now students have been in classes for two weeks or more.

  • Letters 08/24/16

    Stifling growth
     
        The liberal Democrats refer to themselves as progressives, but when it comes to economics they promote just the opposite.
        Thanks to capitalism the USA became the most advanced civilization since the fall of Rome, yet the progressive liberals want to stifle this growth with socialism and over regulation. The thing that did the most to advance civilization was using fossil fuel for heat and energy, but the progressive Democrats are deceiving the public with the global warming scare tactics.

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt