Today's Opinions

  • Leslie Cockburn is driving ‘em nuts

        As the 2018 mid-term elections – the most important ones in American history – draw closer, Virginia congressional campaigns are very relevant to the national results.
        Republicans are desperate to hold down their losses in House elections as many millions of Americans will vote Democratic in order to repudiate the disgusting corruption of the lying, incompetent, hateful clown in the White House.

  • Attack ads

        As I’ve mentioned before, I love the attack ads that show up as election day nears.
        The meaner they are, the better I like them. I also enjoy political rants on Facebook. I don’t post political rants, as most people don’t enjoy this stuff like I do. I do, however, join threads in response to somebody else’s political post. Normally, I  make a comment from a conservative viewpoint on a liberal Facebook friend’s political post and then watch the fun as that person’s liberal friends go ballistic.

  • Letters 10-17-18

    Thank You for your support

        On behalf of Boys With a Dream, we would like to thank each of our sponsors, as well as walkers who came out Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 and participated in our Fun/Walk Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Roanoke. Although we are a small organization, we sincerely appreciate the support from the businesses of this community, along with the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas.

  • It’s time to pray—daily—for our nation

    By the Rev. John Salley

        If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7.14).

  • In praise of Sen. Tim Kaine

        There are some very good reasons why U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, is so popular in what is now the “Blue” state of Virginia.
        Yes, our Commonwealth, which was once a Republican guarantee, has left the dark side and now communes with the righteous and the just, if I may put it spiritually.

  • Trump won

        I often tell people that they should read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda” because he does a good job of articulating the crazy way liberals think. Last week, among other things, he spouted the standard “Democratic” propaganda line that President Donald Trump did not win the 2016 election.
        Perhaps most liberals can be excused for believing this line because they are ignorant. Mr. Howell, however, does not have that excuse. He has a degree in political science from Lynchburg College and he should know better.

  • Supporting the LU Crew Team

    Submitted by the Smith Mountain Lake Water Safety Council

        With a substantial boathouse and dock investment in the Mitchell’s Point area, Liberty University has made Smith Mountain Lake the home waters for its crew team. We, as lake residents and users, play a key role in the safety and success of the forty plus young athletes on the LU Crew Team. They need our help right now.

  • Don’t say ‘it isn’t about race’

        I adopted some rules for myself after the tragic result of the 2016 presidential election, as many others did, too.
        I resolved to never use, in print here, or in conversation, the words “President” and “Trump” together, as one would say President Obama or President Reagan. And I haven’t.