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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t fear a U.S. Ebola epidemic

    Generally speaking, mainstream media coverage of the Ebola crisis – as it relates to the U.S. – has been about as bad as it could get.
        Television coverage, in particular, has done nothing but stir up fear and paranoia, and some people don’t need much encouragement to lapse into either one.
        When one of the infected Dallas nurses was being transported to a hospital, and was even then listed in fair condition, CNN and MSNBC sent out helicopters to cover the “motorcade.”

  • 'Tea Party' Circus

    By J. Lane
    Hardy
     

  • A real economic recovery

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled throughout the Sixth Congressional District visiting numerous businesses, getting a firsthand look at the hard work their employees do, and listening to their concerns about the direction of the economy. Whether large employers or small, family-owned businesses, or if they are located in Roanoke, Front Royal, Amherst, or Waynesboro, their comments have followed a common theme: the federal government’s policies of more regulation and higher taxes are standing in the way of job creation.

  • Constituent services are a top priority

    While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.  We have a dedicated staff that is at your service to assist you with any federal matter.

     

  • When you can’t win, try name calling

        One of the signs that liberals can’t win logical arguments is how they routinely resort to  attributing opposition to President Barack Obama to racism.

  • Get out and vote

    hough the statewide elections haven’t generated a lot of excitement in this area, the local town council race in Bedford has been adding to the interest.
        In most years, town council elections take place with little fanfare. Many times the number of candidates on the ballot matches exactly the number of seats open. That is the case in the three, four-year term seats being contested—incumbents Robert Wandrei, James Vest and Steve Rush are running for those.

  • Don’t cast your vote for greed

    When Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, many may not even realize that they are in a contest with a feature of our country that seems to be getting worse: greed.
        There’s a reason that greed is called one of “the seven deadly sins.” But what, precisely, is greed? I shall quote from the Wikipedia listing on the subject:

  • The Good Fight

    By John T. Briscoe
    Thaxton
    Member, Republican unit committee of Bedford

        It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.
        The recent vote by the Republican unit committee to hold its members who are also elected officials accountable is a perfect example. Although it has been wrongly attributed to the “Tea Party,” that is not true. I authored and submitted the resolution. I am a  member of the Republican unit committee and I stand by its message.