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Today's Opinions

  • Legislation aimed at speeding recovery

    Are there 1,840 things wrong with Virginia?  That’s how many bills legislators filed for this year’s General Assembly session.  Every one of those bills proposes some change to the Code of Virginia, the laws that govern our commonwealth.  Every bill, however, will not become law.

  • Will the GOP cooperate or obstruct?

        The refusal of the Republican Party in the House to support President Obama’s economic stimulus bill raised a basic question about the GOP as the new president attempts to carry out the mandate he was given.

        Will Republicans work with the president or will they continue to rely upon the failed policies - and the wrong-headed notions behind those policies - that got them beaten so badly in November?

  • Stimulating the national debt

        I’m not sure exactly what the “Democrat’” stimulus plan will stimulate beyond the national debt. It threatens to open a deficit chasm that will make the Bush deficits look like ruts in an unpaved country road by comparison. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ought to think twice about antagonizing China with accusations of currency manipulation as we are going to need them to buy up all this debt the Treasury will be issuing. But, maybe Geithner didn’t really mean that and just made an honest mistake.

  • Welcome to Washington

    According to newly sworn-in President Barack Obama, he won and those who disagree with his initiatives are just going to have to learn to deal with it.

  • An historic inauguration

        President Barack Obama’s inauguration, last week, was historic. For one thing, he’s America’s first black president. It’s historic because there are still people alive who can remember a time when the only way a black man would have gotten into the Oval Office would have been to clean it.

  • An unforgettable inauguration

        If anyone had any doubt about the outpouring of support and the depth of good wishes for the new president, they must have missed the sight of about 1.8 million people in and along the National Mall for Inauguration Day, 2009.

        There has been no event in Washington, D.C’ s history that drew a larger crowd. Only the jumbotron viewing screens allowed the many sections of the crowd that flowed down the National Mall to witness the ceremonies.

  • Forest Middle School student serves as House page

    There may not have been any snow on Capitol Square this week, but temperatures were low and the winds were high enough to make them seem even lower.  Those who had to venture outside moved a lot more quickly as a result.

    Displaying good timing and cleverness, members of the Virginia Credit Union League – credit union employees from across the state – sported long red knitted scarves as they made their way around Capitol Square.  The scarves were impossible to miss, making the credit union employees simultaneously notable and warm.

  • An historic inauguration

    Just last week we were all a part of an important chapter in American history as we witnessed the historic Inauguration of our 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.  Every four years we come together as a nation, at noon on January 20th, to mark the start of a President’s new term.  This year was particularly significant since we swore in the first African American as President.