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Today's Opinions

  • Seeking an independent IRS investigation

    On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted to inappropriately targeting conservative groups for “extra scrutiny” in connection with their applications for tax-exempt status.  President Obama denounced this behavior as “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” He pledged that the Administration would “find out exactly what happened” and would make sure wrongdoers were “held fully accountable.” In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days later, Attorney General Eric Holder promised that “this will not be ab

  • So much to do

    You don’t have to look very hard this time of year to find something to do.
        And this weekend is especially busy.
        Whatever it is you enjoy doing, you can probably find it going on around the area as the summer season quickly approaches.
        Consider these options, just to name a few:

  • A threatening gesture?

        I couple of articles I’ve read in the Wall Street Journal this month have gotten me thinking about the Baltic States.
        One was an opinion piece in the Journal’s weekend edition on May 3 written by a German fellow named Hans-Werner Sinn, who was identified as president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany. In the commentary, entitled “Why we should give Putin a chance,” Mr. Sinn wrote:

  • GOP campaign cry: “Benghazi, or Impeach?”

    With 2014 being the year of mid-term elections in President Obama’s final term, you’d think Republicans would be out and about telling the country about their ideas.
        But old habits really do die hard, and especially the old habits of the modern GOP, whose aging, white male conservatives not only have no new ideas of their own, but they’ve never been able to advance beyond their simple hatred and resentment of this particular president.

  • Putting an end to the government’s bulk data collection

    After months of oversight and collaboration between members from both sides of the aisle, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to address concerns surrounding our nation’s intelligence gathering programs. The bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act (H.R.

  • The House is leading the way with a full investigation into the Benghazi attacks

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Personal agenda

        Attorney General Mark Herring continues to follow his own agenda, rather than the rule of law.
        Last week, Herring decided it was prudent to grant in-state tuition to some students who immigrated to Virginia illegally as children.
        The problem is, for the second time in just a few short months, he circumvented the legislative process, opting instead to bypass what Virginia law says and create his own law.

  • A thought on ending the strife

        I’ve been thinking about how to end the strife that’s been getting a lot of attention recently.
        No, I’m not talking about the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. I’m talking about the current hissing and spitting contest between the board of supervisors and the school board over the budget.