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Today's Opinions

  • Hearing finds more Secret Service reforms needed

    At a recent House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy called the security lapses that allowed an armed man to jump the fence and enter the White House “devastating.” That is a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly.

     

  • The President’s “go it alone” approach is an affront to our Constitution

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Unilateral, unconstitutional immigration actions must be stopped

    Reading the Constitution isn’t something many Americans do on a daily basis. However, in light of President Obama’s announcement that he will act unilaterally to change our immigration laws and shield five million unlawful immigrants from immigration enforcement, perhaps we should take a look at our founding document for a refresher. Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution states that “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” The Congress, not the President, has the power to legislate.

  • We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon, and it must be the policy of the United States to do everything within its power to prevent this from happening.

  • With thanksgiving

        The reality of life is always there to teach us that in any given year, we will enjoy both blessing and hardship, triumph and defeats.
        Sometimes it is easier to recount the struggles than to focus on the blessings. It can sometimes be easier to focus on the inequities of life and where life doesn’t appear to be fair. But the truth is, if we look close enough, we have blessings—many blessings—for which to give thanks. Let's take this season and use it to refocus on the blessings this life offers us.

  • Whatever they want to call it
  • Obama acts correctly on immigration


    Progressives are heartened by the recent actions of President Barack Obama, who seems to have found his liberal soul again after losses in the historically-low turnout election this year.
        Yes, the so-called “Republican wave” was produced by the lowest voter turnout in America since 1942. That’s right: 1942. Google it if you don’t believe me.
        Essentially, the turnout this year was white, male and Republican.

  • A grave injustice

    By Martin Leamy
    Reba, Virginia

        On 13 November 2014, the students, parents and teachers of Thaxton Elementary School suffered a grave injustice.