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Today's Opinions

  • Conservatism can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • The Obama phenomenon

    As Barack Obama moves closer and closer to the Democratic nomination for president, his campaign resembles something that’s more like a movement, as in civil rights “movement,” or women’s right “movement.”

    Crowds for his rallies have been two or three times larger than either Hillary Clinton or any of his previous Democratic opponents. Much has been said about his soaring rhetoric, and if you take the time to listen to a whole speech, you understand why.

  • A place of worship

    edford County officials have now gone on record that the county has no intent to regulate the subject matter of what its citizens seek to do when they exercise their constitutional right to assemble.

    That’s admirable, but it really wasn’t ever the issue that brought national attention to the county after county officials told the Cowboy Church in Moneta more than a year ago that it had to stop worshiping in a barn.

    At the heart of that issue was the use of facilities and the zoning regulations surrounding it.

  • 'Conservatism' can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • There is no such thing as "conservatism"

    It?s not possible for ?conservatism? to decline. That?s because there is no such thing as ?conservatism.?

    Conservatives don?t comprise a monolithic movement. At the most, we can be roughly categorized into three groupings: social conservatives, defense hawks and fiscal/business conservatives. These are rough categories because they don?t have distinct edg It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • There is no such thing as 'Conservatism'

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • 'Conservatism' can't decline

    It’s not possible for “conservatism” to decline. That’s because there is no such thing as “conservatism.”

  • Letters

    Thank you

    The Montvale Rescue Squad would like to send out a HUGE Thank You to these businesses and residents for their efforts in providing food and supplies to the firefighters and EMS staff during the Black Horse/Camp Jaycee fire that took place starting on Feb. 9. The businesses include: Roadside Market-Montvale, Hardees-Troutville, McDonalds-Troutville, Food Lion-Troutville, Wal-Mart-Botetourt, Sams Wholesale-Roanoke.