Today's Opinions

  • Working organized labor’s political program

        Thus ends another political campaign, and we can only hope that the real winners were Virginia’s working families and the deserving poor who so need Medicaid expansion.
        For my part, it was a pleasure to again work with the Virginia AFL-CIO’s political campaign program, designated by year, of course, as “Labor 2015.”

  • America must lead on the world stage

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • New leadership provides a renewed opportunity

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Vote on Tuesday

        With all the letters flooding into our office, it’s no secret people have opinions on this year’s races.
        Just remember, your vote counts too.
        It’s important all town and county citizens who are registered to vote exercise their privilege to vote.
        The 2015 General Election will be held this Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there are some important races to be decided. . Voting polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • County should adopt TNR

    By Diane Novak
    Founder & Past President
    Barn Cat Buddies, Inc.

        Thank you for the wonderful article on feral cats last week. 
        Trap Neuter Return or T.N.R has been the subject of many heated discussions in the last several years. To understand the subject more clearly we need to understand how the feral cat phenomenon began.

  • Time for action in the South China Sea

        The U. S. Navy has been prepared to carry out freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) around artificial islands China has built in the South China Sea over the last few years. The ships would sail within 12 nautical miles of these islands.

  • Democrats show how to debate

        Watching the Democratic presidential debate last week was such a contrast from the painful experience of the Republican debates.
        Democrats managed to hold a debate without bashing immigrants, denigrating women, or bowing and scraping at the throne of the NRA.
        Candidates didn’t attack each other. No one was called “stupid,” or “loser,” or even “low energy.” No, we don’t have a Donald Trump in our party, and that makes us proud.

  • Barack the Magnificent can do no wrong

            Last week I read about naval exercises our Navy conducted with India and Japan in the Bay of Bengal.  This was a good idea. Both Japan an India have substantial, modern navies. They are much smaller than ours, and neither of them have anything that matches our Nimitz class aircraft carriers. However, they are competent navies and Japan, in particular has a long navy tradition.