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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • A little hypocrisy on wealth


        Rick Howell reminded me, last week, at how inconsistent liberal political hacks are when it comes to rich people. His column suggests that Mitt Romney’s wealth is obscene — that the term “obscene wealth” comes to mind when one contemplates what Mr. Howell calls Romney’s “vast wealth.”

  • Let the Games begin

    he athletes, by the thousands, gathered together Friday.
        From some 200 countries they came together in London for the 2012 Olympics. The flags were raised, the flame was lit; Paul McCartney sang.
        And then the games began.
        The scene that played out in women’s gymnastics Sunday displayed both the magic and the heartache of the games that will follow the next two weeks.

  • Letters 07/25/12

    Uncivilized behavior

        Earlier last week we received an invitation from Senator Mark Warner’s office to meet him at The Olde Liberty Station Restaurant, in Bedford  on Saturday July 21.
        It is not often that a sitting US Senator, not running for re-election or seeking to raise funds, visits our area to inform his constituents on what is going on in Washington D.C. However,  I could imagine that Senator Mark Warner will think twice before considering coming by again.

  • You did build that

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I travel across the 5th District, I talk with small business owners who have sustained our local communities for generations. From Pittsylvania to Greene County, and everywhere in between, I have been inspired by the stories of so many who have built their small businesses and family farms from the ground up.

     

  • The House acts again to repeal the President’s health care law

    By Congressman Robert Hurt