Today's Opinions

  • Broadband makes our communities more competitive

  • Protecting the Chesapeake Bay

    Earlier this week, I joined several hundred individuals attending a meeting to express their concerns over EPA’s recent draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulation.  The TMDL mandate sets strict limits on the amount of nutrients that point sources, such as water treatment plants, and non-point sources, such as farms, can discharge.  The limits that EPA is proposing have far-reaching consequences for everyone who lives, works, and farms in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 

  • Robert Hurt’s ‘he didn’t listen’ campaign

        Congressman Tom Perriello’s campaign for re-election continues to have national implications, as Republicans seek to prove that they can overcome the public’s mistrust of them and, somehow, gain a majority of seats in the House of Representatives.

  • A legislative remedy would be better

        Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Snyder v. Phelps, a lawsuit. The Phelps in the case is Fred Phelps, the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, in Kansas. The Snyder is Albert Snyder, the father of a Marine who was  killed in Iraq in 2006. Phelps and his followers showed up at the funeral waving protest signs with slogans that included “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God hates Fags.” They also displayed a sign, because the Snyders are Roman Catholic, stating “Pope in Hell.”

  • Attacking ads

    ifth District Congressman Tom Perriello attacked his Republican challenger Robert Hurt last week about a political ad being run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in support of Hurt’s campaign.

  • Letters 10-06-10

    We need a Master-Gardener

        The American economy has become a wilderness --- a garden over run with debt thorns and poison-oak loans. But it is not quite moribund. Although not obvious, it is showing a few  twitchings and up-ticks at the farmer’s market and in industrial production.

  • The Small Business Jobs Act cuts taxes for small business owners

  • We must end the uncertainty that plagues our economy

    Last week by a vote of 209-210, with Speaker Pelosi casting the deciding vote, House Democrats voted to adjourn Congress, sending Members home, without stopping a massive $3.9 trillion tax increase that will affect every American.  By putting politics before the American people, the Majority in Congress has voted to keep the threat of looming tax increases and the cloud of uncertainty they have created hanging over our economy.