Today's Opinions

  • Stopping DOJ’s slush funds

    It sounds like something out of a television drama. Settlement money from organizations that broke the law is being funneled to left-leaning activist groups. But, unfortunately, it’s not a fictional drama – it’s true!


  • Working to ease burdens placed on Main Street

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Keeping tabs on you

        Today’s kids can’t imagine a time when people didn’t carry a telephone with them, on their person, everywhere they go. Today’s smart phones are actually hand-held computers with many times more computing power than machines that filled specially air conditioned rooms, 30 years ago,.
        I don’t have a smart phone or any kind of cell phone. I don’t want one and can’t imagine what earthly use a cell phone would be to me.

  • The American flag

    By James F. Burns

     “I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.”

  • Fifth District small businesses are our economic engine

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Festival time

        Labor Day weekend kicks off a number of pastimes.
        Labor Day weekend used to signal the end to summer and the unofficial beginning of fall, with schools opening. But those days are long gone and by the time Labor Day hits now students have been in classes for two weeks or more.

  • Why we need the ICAC task force

        Last week Brian McAlexander pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography. McAlexander had put child porn on an Internet peer-to-peer network and that’s how he got caught. The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is looking for guys who do things like that. 

  • Junior Falwell’s lame defense of Trump

        Lost recently in all the back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a fairly remarkable op-ed piece in defense of Trump written by none other than Junior Falwell.
        You know, Jerry Falwell, Jr., whom I like to describe as LU’s “gun-slinging chancellor.” He earned that title after his embrace of guns on campus so that students might “end those Muslims” should something occur.