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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letters 04/30/14

    Disappointed by decision

        Several months ago a representative from the D Day 70th Anniversary Committee went to every high school in the Bedford District requesting that the marching bands participate in the parade.  At that time no one--and I repeat--no one indicated that there would be any problem.

  • We must increase our energy independence and create jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Holding the VA accountable

    More than 840,000 veterans call Virginia home and more than 20 million reside in the United States. They have served on battlefields across the globe, been stationed at bases both at home and abroad, and spent months, and even years, away from loved ones. They have sacrificed greatly to defend the freedoms you and I enjoy each day. In turn, it is our duty to ensure that they have access to the care needed when their military service is over.

     

  • Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

    By Donald E. Lewis
    Goode

        I agree with the lawsuit against the EPA.
        I am concerned they do not mention the chemical companies involvement in the Chesapeake Bay pollution of the nitrogen and phosphorus. The Monsantos and other big rich chemical companies have over load farmers for years. The cow manure is not the cause as our government is trying to make us believe.

  • Cliven Bundy: A true GOP voter

    You know, I didn’t want to spend a column on that backward Nevada rancher who has made such a fool out of himself trying to graze his cattle for free on government-owned land.
        But he’s so typical of many American conservatives these days that I just couldn’t resist. If they were to truly pay attention here, many Republicans could learn a lesson about how to get back into the good graces of the modern American voter and finally win some national elections.

  • Like a refugee column

        Ukraine’s army, such as it is, provides a good illustration about why Ukraine is so vulnerable to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s efforts to pull it apart.

  • Truly Special were these Olympics

    It was meant to be.
        When Alicia Schneider learned her adaptive physical education students at Liberty High School wouldn’t be able to participate in Roanoke’s Special Olympics this year because it was supposed to be held over Bedford County’s spring break, she knew she needed to take action.
        And act she did.