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Abortion: Don’t tread on me—or my values

While he may not want to talk about it, it’s no secret that Ben Cline is staunchly anti-abortion, believing that ...
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Dr. Petrolove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love fossil fuels

We always knew it would come to this. That it would start … out there. Out on the Left Coast ...
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Let me ask you one thing, what limits you?

This video came in our email today, and we want to share it with you. It’s from Gary Barker, Maxwell ...
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Response to Letters to the Editor by Mr. Waller Wilson

In response to Mr. Wilson’s request for “C.J. Cook to cite some sources for his/her opinion,”. First, some house cleaning: ...
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I think it’s safe to say that Tangiers Island is safe from the “Doomsday Glacier” as a matter of public policy.

I just read “Commentary: National approach is more urgent than stopgap funding for Tangier Island,” written by Roger Chesley for ...
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Commentary: Miyares plays ‘election integrity’ politics to romance the MAGA base

Politicians will play politics. And there’s nothing wrong with that, generally. The problem comes when the malignant notion takes hold ...
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Commentary: Ancient of Age – the Social Dilemma

How old is too old? Too old for what? Society has many strange expectations of how we should act and ...
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Commentary: National approach is more urgent than stopgap funding for Tangier Island

A so-called “doomsday glacier” in Antarctica that could raise sea levels several feet is disintegrating faster than previously predicted, according ...
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Commentary: Despite “periods of hysteria,” Truman found cause for hope in the national character

A sign made by Vicki Farrell, 65, in the back of her car at the Aragon Precinct in Virginia Beach ...
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We must define the term “climate change”

I recently read both the letter to the Editor regarding ‘The HOAX of “Climate Change”’ and “Commentary: Now isn’t the ...
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Everyone has the right to say what they want

Everyone has the right to say what they want (Free Speech), but it might be nice if CJ Cook would ...
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Scarecrow: The art of deception

“Misdirection, what the eyes see, and the ears hear – the mind believes” – John Travolta from the movie “Swordfish”, ...
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Commentary: A bipartisan educational policy agenda for Virginia 

As summer recedes and we head into fall, a new school year begins. Students, faculty and staff head back into ...
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Humility is not being a doormat

How do you build relationships in business? By being humble. In a recent podcast interview, Chris Guillebeau says, “Humility is ...
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The HOAX of “Climate Change”

The HOAX of climate change (formally referred to as “Global Warming”) is being widely perpetrated on the American people by ...
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Commentary: Now isn’t the time to reduce environmental review of energy permits

A coal chute in Wise County, Va. (Sarah Vogelsong / Virginia Mercury) On August 22, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) ...
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R.F.P. is a Recipe For Problems

I received a bit of a surprise via email late last week. An RFP for a downtown master plan was ...
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The Abortion Decision II

As I said in my last article, few decisions have been as controversial as the recent overturn of Roe v ...
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Who Will They Serve?

Based on the past voting records of our community, 72% of our citizens are conservative and Republican. Also, based on ...
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If you have integrity nothing else matters

If you want to succeed, you need to have integrity. That means you need to stand behind everything you say ...
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Commentary: Obscenity suit exposed an outdated law and a society too reliant on government to raise kids

Last week, a court in Virginia Beach was asked to find two books depicting sexual activity obscene and ban their ...
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Republican HQ open for your questions

I would like to invite all Republicans and conservatives to visit the new Warren County Republican Committee HQ, which will ...
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Commentary: There has never been a better time to fence cattle out of streams

Cattle in the Middle River in Augusta County. (Bobby Whitescarver) My wife and I are beef cattle farmers in the ...
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Vote the candidate, not the party

Years ago, a North Carolina country pastor made a profound statement that remains valid today. While he was traveling the ...
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Sepsis Awareness Month

As we are now in September, we ask everyone to be aware that this month is International Sepsis Awareness month ...
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Commentary: No solution, but gun buybacks can be a small part of overall crime prevention

They’re easy to sponsor and hold. They allow residents, especially in crime-ridden communities around the commonwealth, to feel encouraged. They ...
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Foolproof ways for overcoming procrastination and taking action

Procrastination is a problem for a lot of people. And when you don’t procrastinate, you can accomplish much more daily ...
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Commentary: Virginia heads into the fall as a barometer for U.S. House control

If you are determined to stay awake until you know which political party will control the U.S. House of Representatives ...
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Crossing the Delaware, 2022

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has criticized new draft history standards for removing the “Father of Our Country” title for George ...
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VSBA: Truth vs. Fiction – AGAIN!

In response to comments made regarding Warren County’s continued membership in the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA), I find it ...
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