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Today's Opinions

  • Welcoming the New Year

        With the flip of the calendar and the start of a new year come many opportunities to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing America. The House of Representatives is hitting the ground running in 2017. The 115th Congress will officially be sworn in on January 3, and House leadership has already signaled that lawmakers will immediately roll up their sleeves and get to work on the people’s priorities.

  • Best Wishes For The New Year

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

        As 2016 comes to a close, so too does my time serving you in the House of Representatives.  Representing all Fifth District Virginians for the last six years has been a great honor and an opportunity for which I will always be grateful.

  • Trump makes excellent cabinet picks

  • May next year be much better

         For many Americans, fond memories we have about 2016 are eclipsed by the horrendous, regrettable result of the most unusual presidential election of modern times.
        Hillary Clinton was undoubtedly the most qualified presidential candidate in many decades. But Donald Trump tapped into something nasty in this year’s electorate. The desire among frustrated whites for “an outsider” fueled his drive.

  • Bringing them home safely
  • Obama cements his legacy of overreach

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Letter 02/15/17

    Always good for a laugh

        Rick Howell’s belief in the lessor intelligence of those who failed to support Hillary must include the expectation that none of us know what the Court ruled in “denying” Gore his shot at the White House.

  • Letters 02/08/17

    Two Emmylou’s and a Dwight
     
        When did concerts become so expensive?  My BFF-husband priced upcoming Emmylou Harris, also “Da-Wight” Yoakum.  My Stars, $100 a ticket!  Howcome?  Willie/Merle, John Anderson, and Pam Tillis were more generous (about $40-$50 a ticket), David Crosby $69.  Super-talented Tellico at Bower Center awhile back was less than $20.