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Today's Opinions

  • Underground operations

    Day and night, as Virginians go about their business, streams of information about some of them are being gathered and analyzed in the basement of Virginia State Police headquarters in Richmond. The VSP operates a Fusion Intelligence Center, like similar centers housed in other states, that constantly shares information culled from local, state, federal and international sources. It is staffed by state, local and federal employees.

  • TCRC submits response to plan

    The Tri-County Relicensing Committee (TCRC) has submitted, to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a response to the AEP Preliminary License Plan (PLP) for relicensing the Smith Mountain Project (P-2210).

  • Letters

    The surge is working

    In the Liberal Agenda Rick Howell states: "Sorry, the surge isn't working."

    Howell said Americans who support the Iraq War are still a definite minority, and Bush went exactly in the opposite direction from what the voters of America told him. As I see it,there were two messages sent at this time, one the war, the other Illegal Immigration. The liberal press had a choice on which one to choose, and they jumped on the war since they controlled the media.

  • Educational decisions should be left to parents and teachers

    Nothing is more important to our future than ensuring a high-quality education for our nation's children. Decisions concerning education should be made at the local level first by parents, and then by teachers and local communities. We also need to measure how much our students are learning in fundamental subjects like reading, writing, math, and science which will ensure that their future is bright and full of opportunity.

  • Letters

    What is Medicare Advantage?

    As you know the open enrollment for Medicare Part D ended December 31. Whatever Medicare Part D plan in which you are now enrolled, you must remain until the next open enrollment which will take place November 15 - December 31. At that time you may select a new Part D plan for 2009.

    However from now until March 31 you may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Or you may switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another. But you cannot switch from Medicare Advantage back to Traditional Medicare and a Part D plan.

  • Holding the line on spending

    The nation continues to face serious budgetary challenges and it is time we take control of spending instead of letting it control the Congress. Government programs have continued to expand while the amount of money available to spend has not kept pace. It is common sense to American families that they cannot spend more than they have - yet far too frequently, this fundamental principle has been lost on a Congress that is too busy spending to pay attention to the bottom line.

  • Virginia lawmakers should have the sense to recognize the killing of an unborn child as a punishable offense

    Feticide is again being considered in Virginia.

    The recent North Carolina case in which North Carolina Marine Cpl. Armando Laurean, 21, is being sought in connection with the death of an eight-months pregnant fellow Marine serves as a reminder of the need for a feticide law in the commonwealth.

  • General Assembly workdays get progressively longer

    Frigid temperatures, high winds, rain and even a snowflake or two meant that winter had arrived in Richmond this week. But as regular readers of this column know, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, the business of the General Assembly continues at a brisk pace.