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Today's Opinions

  • Obama’s not hostile to small business

    It turned out that President Obama’s July 13 appearance in Roanoke took on a life of its own when the Romney campaign leaped all over one segment of the speech.
        The president was discussing the role that any community plays when a business is successful. He was basically paraphrasing the remarks of Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

  • A little honesty for a change


        Recently President Barack Obama has been busy claiming that his “You didn’t build that” remark has been taken out of context. Actually, when read or heard in the context of his rant in Roanoke, they sound even more anti-capitalist than they do in Mitt Romney’s campaign ads.
        Meanwhile, liberals have been pulling Romney’s comments, made on his international tour, out of context in an effort to make them look like gaffes. Taken in context, they aren’t gaffes at all.

  • To the dogs

    Early this summer, a Bedford County man received a document seeking to register a new voter from his family. Unfortunately the document was sent to his dog Mozart.
        And Mozart had been dead for two years.
        When the form first came Tim Morris said he laughed at first, thinking the solicitation was a joke. Then he realized it was real.
        And that’s a problem.

  • Letters 08/01/12

    Thanks for
    support

        On behalf of the entire membership of the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department I would like to thank the over 1200 persons who attended our July 1 concert and fireworks event, The Moneta FireWORX Fest.
        After last year’s exploratory event we stepped it up this year and made the experience bigger and better. Given the extreme heat and the many people without power we truly appreciate having the large attendance. With everyone’s help the fire department raised over $8,000.

  • Working to reduce red tape and create jobs In Virginia’s 5th District

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Putting Virginians back to work

    Americans are desperately looking for any sign that our economy is on the rebound. They are struggling to find work with the national unemployment rate above eight percent for the last forty-one months. They are facing rising prices on everything from gas to groceries. While Virginians have been fortunate in that we haven’t been hit as hard as other areas of the country, we are in no way immune to these problems. Virginians, like all Americans, want to see a plan to create jobs and end economic uncertainty.

  • A tribute to Sally Ride

    By Thomas A. Karnes
    Goodview

        The following is my tribute to the life and legacy of  a true American pioneer Astronaut Sally Ride. Perhaps her untimely death might help inspire us all to continue her work of educating and motivating young people.

  • Romney fouls out on foreign trip

    Mitt Romney’s hope of demonstrating expertise and leadership in foreign policy with his recent trip barely got past his gaffes in London.
        Many people were laughing over the fact that the Republican presidential nominee could have been so clueless as to diss the British – who were proud to again be in the international spotlight – over their Olympic preparations.