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Today's Opinions

  • The check’s in the mail

        Last week, Rick Howell’s latest effort to demonize the NRA as Nazis sent me on a little Internet research expedition. In the Feb. 20 edition of the Liberal Agenda, Mr. Howell once again likened the NRA’s effort to defend our Constitutional rights to German Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels’ efforts on behalf of his master, Adolf Hitler.

  • Another hit

    Don’t expect Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to get much support from conservatives should he aspire to higher office.
        He just committed the conservative cardinal sin: implementing tax increases.
        And his transgression turned out to be a whopper—one of the highest tax increases in the history of the commonwealth.
        That just won’t play well on the Tea Party circuit. And it shouldn’t.
        What was he thinking?

  • Letters 02/20/13

    Personally
    perplexed

        I was personally puzzled and perplexed with the “Guest Editorial” in your paper dated Feb. 13, 2013, when I read that the Pope was “the most peripatetic prelate in recent history” due to the pace he maintained. 

  • The president’s words should be followed by actions

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Reflecting on the State of the Union
  • Promoting sustainability

    By Tommy Foster
    Fx2 Farm
    Bedford County

        As to the Board of Supervisors and Planning meeting on Feb. 11 which I attended and spoke briefly, I offer the following written clarification and re-statement:

  • Promoting sustainability

    By Tommy Foster
    Fx2 Farm
    Bedford County

        As to the Board of Supervisors and Planning meeting on Feb. 11 which I attended and spoke briefly, I offer the following written clarification and re-statement:

  • Budget, transportation issues being negotiated

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    23rd District

        With only days remaining until the 2013 session is scheduled to adjourn, the Virginia General Assembly is negotiating the highest profile measures under consideration: the budget and transportation.  As session is winding down, work on all legislation must be done by this Saturday, Feb. 23.