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Today's Opinions

  • My predictions for 2012

        Sometimes, when I’m in a long check-out line at the grocery store, I’ll glance at those tabloids that you see there. I wouldn’t actually pay money for one of those things, and I probably wouldn’t even pay attention to them if it wasn’t for the fact that I get really bored. You know which ones I mean. Some have celebrity gossip. Then, there are those that have headlines like “Two-headed Man Gives Birth to Iguana.”

  • Letter 12/28/11

    Commends
    Mutt Rescue

  • 2012 and beyond: A different America

    In the 2008 presidential election, the word “change” became the operative description of what both campaigns were promising. Barack Obama started it, and John McCain then tried to adapt it to his own purposes.
        As we approach the New Year, it seems apparent that America is at the beginning of many profound changes in the years and decades to come. Most of these changes won’t be the kinds of things a politician would campaign on.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Letters 12/21/11

    Forgiveness: A great gift


        After leaving Vista Foods onto Washington Street, going west, I was stopped at the stoplight.
        As I wanted to turn right on Bridge Street, I knew a moment of contemplation was ahead for me (no right turn without a green light). I gazed at Bedford Hardware and saw something that sort of took me by surprise. The sign/banner simply said, “Christmas, a time for forgiveness.”

  • SHORE-ing up Fifth District private property rights

    By Congressman Robert Hurt
    The information I hear from constituents continues to be my best resource as I serve you in Washington.  And as I speak with Fifth District Virginians, it remains clear to me that their biggest concern is stifled job creation caused by federal government over-reach creating unnecessary burdens for individuals and small businesses.