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Today's Opinions

  • High court nominee deserves hearing

        Last week, President Barack Obama fulfilled his constitutional duty and nominated a federal judge, Merrick Garland, for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
        Conservative Republicans in the Senate, who love to promote “upholding the Constitution,” when it suits them, have announced that they will shirk their constitutional duties and not even provide a hearing for this nominee.

  • Protecting the people’s house

    What do regulating puddles, attempting to ban popular ammunition, and making recess appointments have in common? They are all examples of attempts by President Obama to overstep his power and bypass Congress. But these are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the pattern of overreach we have seen from the Executive Branch in recent years. On nearly every issue – from health care to farming – President Obama has used his pen and phone to rewrite the law on his own.

     

  • The Islamic State is waging genocide that must be stopped

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Letters 06/22/16

    Is it true?

         Thank God they’ve finally abolished the no texting while driving law! What an inconvenience that’s been.
        And also, the old law about coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. What a couple of silly laws to have. I figured there was just not enough money in it to enforce those two laws, let alone the other stupid laws like headlights on when it is raining or no loud music within 50 feet of a business.

  • Letter 06/15/16

    Fly-in success

  • Letter 06/08/16

    Emergency
    service costs money

        I am a retiree who moved from Va. Beach to Bedford Co. (4) years ago. I actually ended up buying my daughter’s house. For the past (4) years I have received a mailing from the Moneta Rescue Squad requesting a contribution that is addressed to my daughter & son-in-law. My son-in-law passed away in 2010.

  • Shifting the focus from permitting to progress

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Putting security before shortcuts

    Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to keeping our communities safe from terrorist threats, security comes before shortcuts. A bill that I strongly support, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, addresses the gaping holes in our immigration process that allow those who wish Americans harm to game the system.