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Columns

  • The steady drumbeat of corruption

        Recent events have given us yet another title for our miserable excuse for a president. In the court filings released by the Mueller probe, he is now “individual one.”
        That’s the same “individual one” who, according to corrupt lawyer Michael Cohen, directed illegal payments to two women to keep them silent about affairs with him as he ran for president.

  • Left-wing free-for-all

        It looks like a free-for-all is shaping up for the so called “Democratic” Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

  • The inside story

        John Allen Chau, a Covenant Journey alumni, was martyred on November 17 by the Sentinelese tribal people on the island of North Sentinel.

  • A president from a different era

        The death of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, serves as another reminder of what politics in America used to be like, before poison and vitriol helped produce the current occupant of the Oval Office.
        No, I won’t say his name in the same sentence with that of the late President Bush, because Bush truly believed in the idea he expressed, that America should be a “kinder, gentler nation.”  There’s nothing kind or gentle about you know who…but this isn’t about him.

  • Better candidates is a better answer

        Rick Howell, in last week’s Liberal Agenda, promoted the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as the answer to the problem of candidates who win the electoral vote but fail to win the popular vote. He cites an opinion piece that Dr. Theodore Fuller, a retired sociology professor from Virginia Tech, wrote in the Roanoke Times back on Aug. 2.

  • No more ‘electoral college’ presidents

        Every week, and nearly every day, Americans are reminded again of the various and sundry reasons why Donald Trump is so completely unfit to be president of the United States.
         Whether it’s his obsessive, crazy tweeting, the pruning narcissism, the habitual and shameless lying, or the obvious and vast ignorance, most Americans know a big mistake was made in 2016. 

  • ‘Democrats’ will be cautious

        I expect House “Democrats” to be cautious when the new Congress convenes in January.

  • A stranger sat down for dinner

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

         A stranger appeared just as we were sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner.   And he sat in the chair that we always leave empty to symbolize those, who due to death or distance, could not be with us this year.  The stranger then began to talk—and even sometimes sing.

  • Shop local on Small Business Saturday

    By Nicole Riley
    State Director
     NFIB In Virginia

        Small business fuels Virginia’s economy. It accounts for 99.5 percent of all employers in the commonwealth and employs 47 percent of Virginia’s private sector workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.    

  • Share Thanksgiving Heritage

        Thanksgiving is not only a time to express gratefulness to God for His provision but also a time to teach children about America’s true heritage.