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Opinion — No one objects to the teaching of American history

As the debate over Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools becomes more widespread and more defined, supporters of the practice have begun to change their ... Read more

2 months ago by Tommy Wright.

Opinion — Is Virginia really tops in nation for business?

It was great news that, according to CNBC, Virginia is the number one state in the nation to do business.  An honor like this is ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

New law causes energy bills to increase

Democrats have been doing their dead level best to make electricity more expensive for Virginians. In 2020, they passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which ... Read more

2 months ago by Tommy Wright.

Unemployment data for Virginia paints a complicated picture

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

2 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

Amazingly, parole board investigation turns up nothing

With great shock and amazement, I write to tell you that, after a few weeks study which concluded that “there was nothing to worry about ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Virginia’s community colleges bring unparalled value

For the fourth year in a row, tuition at Southside Virginia Community College will remain unchanged. The State Board for Community Colleges made the decision ... Read more

3 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

OPINION — Virginia has a low rate of recidivism

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced Virginia had maintained its consistently solid ranking as a low-recidivism state. Those who are incarcerated in Virginia return to prison ... Read more

3 months ago by Tommy Wright.

OPINION — The founding fathers were far from perfect

While perfect is what we should all work toward in everything we do, seldom do we reach that goal every time. There has been only ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

OPINION – Biden’s tax plans will hurt the economy

In Washington, the president is patting himself on his back for his plans to raise your taxes. During his campaign last year, he repeatedly told ... Read more

4 months ago by Frank Ruff.

We must reverse the trend of violent crime in Virginia

The lead story of the May 16 South Boston Gazette Virginian was a murdered teen shot to death.  Same newspaper, next edition, lead story a ... Read more

4 months ago by Frank Ruff.

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