Guest Editorial

Guest editorial: The case for ending Albemarle County and Charlottesville revenue sharing

| May 3, 2017 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: The case for ending Albemarle County and Charlottesville revenue sharing

by Phillip Fassieux PlaceAlbemarleFirst.org EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 1982 Annexation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (herein referred to as “RSA” or “agreement”) between the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA continues to present an unnecessary financial burden on County residents. The agreement’s original purpose of halting City annexations in return for a payment of County revenue […]

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Breaking bad: McAuliffe’s “blanket restoration” yields gun runners, drug dealers

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breaking bad: McAuliffe’s “blanket restoration” yields gun runners, drug dealers

by Matthew Hardin On April 22, 2016, Governor McAuliffe issued a blanket order, in which he purported to restore the civil rights of convicted felons (rights to hold public office, the right to vote, right to sit on a jury, and right to serve as a notary). Under the Constitution of Virginia, criminals convicted of […]

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Guest editorial: Christian ethics and the refugee problem

| February 16, 2017 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: Christian ethics and the refugee problem

by Bishop E.W. Jackson America is in the midst of an ideological civil war. The division is deep and wide and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm. Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical. The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open door refugee […]

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Guest editorial: Thanks a bunch, Barack Obama

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: Thanks a bunch, Barack Obama

by Tim Griffith At last, January 20, 2017 has come and gone and so has “President” Obama. I can’t believe how good it feels. I hope you’re smiling as much reading this as I am writing it. The “occupier” of the Oval Office spent his last weeks pardoning hardened drug offenders, spies, traitors, molesters. What other […]

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Guest editorial: No more hyphenated Americans

| January 12, 2017 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: No more hyphenated Americans

by: EW Jackson Every time we say the pledge of allegiance, we confess that we are “one nation”, but there is less and less cultural evidence of that. In fact, after eight years of perhaps the most divisive President in American history, we are more balkanized than ever. Not only have the ethnic divisions been […]

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75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

by Michael Connelly December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy” was the date of the Japanese surprise attack on the American Naval Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 3,000 Americans died that day, most of them members of the military, and many of our finest warships were destroyed, including the battleship […]

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Guest editorial: Threats and intimidation Trump rights at Albemarle High School

| November 17, 2016 | 11 Comments
Guest editorial: Threats and intimidation Trump rights at Albemarle High School

by Kate Harvey The message we’ve been hearing throughout this election cycle is that our nation has rarely been more divided. We are told that Islamophobia is on the rise and that minorities in America are increasingly fearful for their safety. We are told that systemic racism courses through the veins of our country’s police […]

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The forgotten directive

| November 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
The forgotten directive

The Forgotten Directive By H.L.M. It has come to pass. What has been labeled, and perhaps rightly so, as the most divisive and negative presidential campaign in the history of America has finally concluded—at least for now. Like it or not, whether you were actively engaged, held a position or even endeavored to remain neutral, like […]

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Guest editorial: The truth about Sheriff Steve Smith’s “Understanding the Threat” seminar

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: The truth about Sheriff Steve Smith’s “Understanding the Threat” seminar

The clearly presented facts at a seminar given by Understanding the Threat with Chris Gaubatz, Saturday, November 5th in Greene County, Virginia at Piedmont Valley Community College, were not published by the local media. The seminar was about the Islamic jihadi threat and touched on issues of the current refugee program. But, the focus by most of the […]

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Guest editorial: Tom Garrett, the better choice for Congress

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: Tom Garrett, the better choice for Congress

by: Lawrence Gaughan When I challenged him in 2014, our retiring congressional representative, Robert Hurt, often said, “The Fifth District seat belongs to no one individual, it is the people’s seat.” I always admired Mr. Hurt for his sentiment. As her predecessor in an effort to win the 5th District seat, I initially offered my […]

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