Last week, I wrote about how President Biden, by plan or by accident, is working to destroy our economy. This week I will follow up with what his “Build Back Better” will do to our families and businesses. While the President claims that he is a capitalist, not a socialist, he seems to be fo…

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As leaves and temperatures fall, people bundle up in sweaters and jackets. Warm camaraderie overcomes the chill in the air. This seasonal change provides an apt setting for the annual observance of Thanksgiving, and I feel truly grateful for so many of life’s blessings.

I’m looking at two milestones this week. First of all, I’m celebrating another trip around the sun...which is just a poetic way of saying I’m looking at another birthday.

President Biden either does not understand or care about the damage that he has done to the American economy. Whenever he speaks about economic issues, he gives us a better understanding of how out of touch he is. The greatest question I wonder about is this: Are his actions caused by his la…

You might already know this. Heaven knows you can't turn on your TV without catching an add...or two...with some semi-celebrity from the old days telling you that it's time to update your Medicare plan. You might not be getting all the benefits you're entitled to. Why you could get free meal…

The results of last Tuesday’s election should give all commonsense Virginians confidence that Virginia has returned to a more a sane Commonwealth. For the last two years, too many Virginians were duped into believing that liberalism had taken over the mindset of all of those involved in Virg…

Halloween was pretty uneventful in our neighborhood. I didn’t see a single kid out trick or treating on our street but I understand there was a fairly good crowd up at the Main Street Pavilion on Saturday night.

This week’s column was written prior to Election Day; therefore, I can’t speak to what happened. We will either return to the middle of the road of commonsense government, or we will continue careening down the liberal path that began two years ago. If the voters have not learned that electi…

With Election Day just over a week away, it's time to make the closing argument for those few voters still on the fence.

My belief is in you! I believe that you are smart and understand your values. Therefore, I trust that you will vote for the candidates that best match your core values. However, knowing the values of candidates can sometimes be a challenge.

The United States has been called a land of opportunity, a place where all people have the chance to increase their income, improve their circumstances, and pursue happiness. History paints a more complex picture. Socioeconomic studies find that the conditions required to pursue opportunitie…

The Loudoun County School System is in the midst of an apparent cover-up, and two young women have been assaulted. It is time for accountability. Both for those who engaged in the cover up and those who enabled it.

I still don’t understand people or how they do the things they do. For example, I can’t for the life of me understand how someone can simply take an animal out and abandon them. I can’t understand it but that doesn’t change the fact that some people do it.

President Biden’s election motto was “build back better”. To some, it sounded interesting, even though few understood what it meant. It was implied that he meant he would rebuild the economy after Covid. Thanks to the research of drug companies and the previous administration working togethe…

On Sunday afternoon I had to make a quick run to the grocery store. On the way home, I got behind an out-of-town truck hauling a carnival ride. It was, no doubt, on the way to the fairgrounds where the South Central Fair is setting up for their annual run this week. Along with dropping tempe…

Friday’s meeting of the Virginia Redistricting Commission may have been the last one, Democrat members stormed out of the meeting, denying the body a quorum.

Once upon a time, families sent their children to school to learn the basics of education. We called that the ABCs, but the goal was to teach them math, reading, writing proper English, science, history, government and how to interact with others. Less formally, many of us also learned what …

There’s an interesting post going around on social media warning about the “hidden costs” of electric cars. The post “warns” that we simply are not ready to make the move from traditional gas powered vehicles to electric. The main reason cited is that our electrical infrastructure simply isn…

Rarely do seasoned politicians slip and say their unpopular opinion out loud. That’s what happened to Terry McAuliffe during the second gubernatorial debate.

Remember when you were 3 or 4 years old, and you went to your first county fair? As your parents walked you past the man at the cotton candy booth, you were mesmerized as he spun a cone of fluffy pink stuff. You were so entranced that when he handed it to you and said, “Here kid this is for …

When we drive a little fast and see blue lights, it is easy to question why we have so many police officers. However, that is not the reason that we have law enforcement. We have officers to protect the lives of our families, homes and businesses.

Fall officially started last week and almost on cue the weather turned cooler. The timing couldn’t have been better.

The first findings of the JLARC report on the fiasco at the Virginia Employment Commission are in, and they are not pretty. Said simply, this is a failure of the Executive Branch from top to bottom.

The first of two gubernatorial debates took place last week, and not only did Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin do well, but Terry McAuliffe also managed to kneecap the House Democratic caucus in the process.

Last week, I wrote regarding the dilemma created in the business world driven by Covid, the fear of Covid, and the government’s mishandled responses.

I’m an old movie buff and have been since I was a kid. Back then, most TV stations filled up large blocks of air-time by running old movies (mostly from the 30’s and 40’s) and I got hooked.

For those who aren’t convinced that national journalism has problems understanding the difference between fact and fiction, I thought I would share with you an editorial piece that appeared last week. The writer is either totally mired in the woke culture, uneducated in economics, totally cl…

Take a look at your surroundings. Are you inside your home, office, or classroom? Are you at a coffee shop? Perhaps you are in a waiting room or sitting outside on a porch or near a garden.

Glenn Youngkin has made ending the tax on groceries a major pillar of his campaign, and for good reason. Not only is it good policy I will support as your Delegate, but the measure is extremely popular across Virginia.

The challenges upon us are numerous. We must pray like never before. Rarely have we seen so many issues before us at one time.

Most of us will pause this week to remember 9/11. It’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since we saw the two airliners crash into the world trade center, another airliner crash into the Pentagon and still a fourth crash into a farm field as passengers stopped terrorists from cra…

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing a controversial Texas abortion law to go into effect. The law is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two cases that now control abortion law in the country. Virginia Democrats are ecstatic, as this d…

Some habits die hard. I was a reporter for most of my life and retired or not, to some degree I suppose I’ll always think like a reporter.

The first results from Standards of Learning tests in two years have been released, and they are disappointing. Said simply, the bottom fell out of passing rates in virtually all subject areas, with the worst impacts on those student groups who need the most help. The Northam administration …

I have no animosity towards President Biden; I wish him well. We disagree on most public policy issues, but I have no reason to believe he is not a gentleman. I can easily envision him standing at a doorway encouraging another person to go first. The subordinate, understanding protocol, woul…

Cheryl got back from her stay in South Carolina on Saturday afternoon and seemed to have a pretty good time. She worked, of course, taking care of her young patient but it was basically a family vacation for a week in a really nice rental property near the ocean. Cheryl did have time to enjo…

President Biden gave yet another disastrous press conference on Friday, showing yet again how far out of touch with reality he is regarding the situation on the ground in Kabul. While foreign policy seldom intersects with politics in Richmond, this fiasco is a rare exception.

I want to once again thank editors for running my column each week. You or they may not agree with me on every issue, but the column does give insight into my thought process.

Time and time again, SVCC students and graduates talk about the ways instructors have contributed to their successes. With that in mind, I want to take a moment as we begin a new academic year and to publicly honor the hard work of our dedicated faculty.

My wife, Cheryl, has been a nurse just about forever. I met her, in fact, when she was one of my mother’s nurses in a Richmond hospital.

It is amazing that so many, with years and years of education, can be so easily duped into believing that things are free. Growing up, I learned that the only thing free in life is the air that one breathes. It amazes me that some believe that you can have many wonderful expensive things wit…

We started the summer on an optimistic note. The Covid vaccines were widely available and people were lining up to get them. Cases were dropping. Restrictions were being lifted. Businesses were reopening. Special events and festivals were taking place. The economy was ticking up again. Thing…

House and Senate conferees came to an agreement on HB 7001 late Friday, working through the House and Senate versions of the legislation. The report provides $3,000 bonuses for state supported sworn LEOs who were left out of the original bill, makes minor changes to the Virginia Overtime Act…