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Today's Opinions

  • Iran’s bad behavior stuck on repeat

    Did you ever have any old records or CDs that just got stuck after a while? When it comes to the United States’ dealings with Iran, it seems like the record is stuck on repeat. Hardly a week goes by without another news story about Iran’s questionable actions on the global stage. The Iran Nuclear Agreement was a bad deal from the start, and one that I firmly opposed. Now, several months into its implementation, it’s easier than ever to see the flaws in this half-baked policy.

  • Local first responders are a community’s greatest asset

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • ‘Democrats’ can be funny

        “Democrats” can often be good for a laugh. The most recent humorous thing they have done is to replace Andrew Jackson’s visage on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman’s. The replacement is an effort to be politically correct and it’s funny because of who is being replaced by whom and the fact that it’s being done by the servants of a “Democratic” president.

  • A stunning admission on ‘voter ID’ laws

        I was happy to vote this week in the Roanoke City Council and mayoral elections, but not without first showing my “voter ID” driver’s license.
        You know how it is, right? There’s so much “voter fraud” these days. We can be thankful that conservative Republicans are so deeply concerned about the “sanctity” of voting that they’re passing these laws in so many states now.

  • Protecting the Fourth Amendment in the digital age

    A lot has changed since 1986. Mail was sent with postage stamp, a search engine was called a library, “tweets” were the sounds made by birds, and “clouds” were found only in the sky. In 1986, computer storage was finite and expensive. It was unfathomable to think that something like email would allow users to send and receive electronic communications around the globe for free, much less store vast amounts of your information.

     

  • Supporting our small businesses is vital

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Jesus outranks the pope

        It seems, from reading Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda last week, that Pope Francis is some sort of patron saint for left-wingers. Of course, Mr. Howell claims to be Roman Catholic, so one would expect him to think well of the leader of his church.

  • A reversal

        I’m old enough to remember when there were organizations that smuggled Bibles into the Soviet Union.
        The Communist Party was officially atheist. As it was the only political party allowed, that meant the government was officially atheist. All but a tiny number of churches were closed and a number were dynamited. The Moscow Stretenskiy Monastery, for example, once had four churches. Now it has only one. Three of them were dynamited and the fourth was used as a barracks for the Soviet secret police.