52.8 F
Roanoke
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Washington & Revisionist University

I suppose that will be among the suggested names for Washington & Lee, once the president who saved Washington College from extinction is expunged...

Are McDonnell, Other Republicans Committed To Small Government Principles?

I was worried about Governor-elect Bob McDonnell’s lack of small government, free market credentials long before election day.  Although he had a mostly conservative track...

Health-Care Sticker Shock in VA

The coming year will determine whether  or in what form  health reform survives. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on reform's constitutionality before...

JEFF ELL: The Gospel of Old Trucks

An old truck is essential equipment for the outdoorsman. Along with lame dogs, broken tipped fishing poles, and twisted tree stands, a dented and...

Human Trafficking is Opprobrious

On September 22, 1862 following the battle of Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation declaring that as of January 1, 1863...

LUCKY GARVIN: And Then There Were Five

Eight years ago, a two-year-old female Doberman was found walking aimlessly about, and was brought to the SPCA. She had been abandoned. The SPCA...

CAROLINE WATKINS: Put Down The Stone

This title seemed to be a bit more appealing title than "Here Comes the Judge," the one I had planned to use. Not to...

Best Not Goof Off When It Comes to Clean Water

March 22 is World Water Day. It’s the biggest splash you’ve never heard of. Why? Perhaps because it’s also National Goof-Off Day - a good...

DICK BAYNTON: Your Vote Could Stop Our Downward Spiral

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, we will vote for candidates for President of the United States. The winner becomes President, Commander-in-Chief and Chief Executive...

The Progressive Treadmill to Perpetual Poverty

The liberal issues of inequality, the ‘war on women’, LBJ’s Great Society, increased entitlements and ‘tax the rich’ are all progressive strides on the...