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Today's Opinions

  • The House has decided to attack the energy problem by tilting at windmills

    Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello is touting the fact that he voted for last week’s cap-and-trade energy bill, even though he knows it’s not widely supported in his district. Even worse, he voted for it though it has the potential, some say, to be the most costly tax increase in American history.

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  • Perriello supports American Clean Energy and Security Act

     

    Last week, the U.S. House passed historic legislation to create millions of new jobs in the clean energy economy and increase our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. I supported the American Clean Energy and Security Act because I believe it is a necessary step in declaring our energy independence and creating the energy jobs and technology of the future right here at home.

  • Honoring those who sacrifice to promote freedom and democracy

    This Fourth of July we look to the blessings of liberty and are reminded of how precious they are. 

     

    Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, a group of men, made up of merchants, lawyers, farmers, educators, soldiers, physicians and pastors, risked charges of treason, because they possessed a vision.

    They recognized that liberty is a birthright, not something granted by a king.  They had the courage of their convictions to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor so that a new nation might be born. 

  • More Republican sex scandals

    For a national political party that needs to regroup, the news just doesn’t get any better. Not when two possible 2012 presidential candidates have sidelined their careers with sex scandals.

        Nevada Sen. John Ensign had just admitted and apologized for an affair he had when the bizarre news about South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford broke.

  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail

        For nearly a week South Carolina was without a governor.

        Governor Mark Sanford disappeared on June 18. He had turned off his cell phone and was not in communication with either his political allies or his family. By June 22, the state legislature was about to declare a state of emergency in order to transfer the governor’s powers to another state official.  The only thing that stopped them was that Sanford’s aides stated that they knew where he was.

  • Don’t miss your chance to sound off

    Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello is giving area residents a chance to sound off on  healthcare reform.

        This week Perriello unveiled “Your Health, Your Voice,” an online forum on the issue. As the debate on healthcare heats up, Perriello said he created the forum to provide his constituents with an opportunity for input and for dialogue with friends, neighbors and healthcare professionals from around the 5th District.

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