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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ingram’s loss not that surprising

Longtime Floyd County Board of Supervisors Chairman David Ingram's loss to political newcomer Lauren Yoder in the Saturday GOP canvass surprised few. It's a bad...

Politics, partisans and stereotyping

A member of the local tea party got in my face during a break at the monthly board of supervisors meeting Tuesday and claimed...

Boucher will be missed

Mason Adams at The Roanoke Times has a good profile of outgoing Congressman Rick Boucher who is leaving Congress after 28 years representing the...

Voter anger sends Boucher a pink slip

The networks called the 9th District Congressional race early Tuesday. Republican Morgan Griffith, the carpetbagger from Salem, ousted Democrat Rick Boucher from the Congressional...

Tea party endorsement of Griffith a meaningless act by a sham group

The Floyd tea party -- such as it is -- endorsed Morgan Griffith for Congress last week. Yeah, sure. They weren't going to endorse Boucher....

Odds favor another term for Boucher

Many Congressional incumbents around the country are in trouble. At the moment, veteran 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher does not appear to be one...

Tea Party running out of steam

Just call the Tea Party the CB Radio of this year's political circus, a fad that is fading fast, a crackpot idea whose time...

Oh oh, the rabid right is angry with Bob McDonnell

The rabid right wing of the Republican party saw Bob McDonnell's election as a road to the past, restoring the shameful and restrictive policies...

Bob McDonnell: The Klan’s governor

Gov. Bob McDonnell, playing to his mostly-white, Conservative base, restored Confederate History Month to Virginia's Hall of Shame recently, reversing an eight-year trend of...

Area Congressmen split vote on flawed health care bill

Our two Democratic Congressmen split their votes on the health care "reform" package that passed the House of Representatives late Sunday night. Rep. Rick Boucher...