Does Kaine make sense on Obama ticket?

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Analysis by Chris Graham [email protected] The talk about Tim Kaine being on Barack Obama’s VP short list is no accident. Just look at the timing. That’s what has Christopher Newport University political-science professor Quentin Kidd thinking there’s more to the firestorm of coverage on this short-list news than maybe meets the eye. “There are two…

Cap-and-Trade: The debate matters

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Op-Ed by Al Weed Opinions Wanted! Click here to learn more The Senate debate on the Lieberman-Warner bill to reduce carbon emissions was the first serious national recognition of the challenge of climate change. Al Gore’s Nobel Prize notwithstanding, until an effort to change our energy culture through public policy is made, the U.S. is…

Peak Food and Peak Water

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Op-Ed by Shepherd Bliss Opinions Wanted! Click here to learn more Peak Oil theorists such as Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, Matthew Simmons and others turn out to be correct. Petroleum supplies are declining as demand increases. This unfolding trend will radically change human habitation on the Earth. Among the consequences will be the drastic…

Scrapping the tax code

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Column by Bob Goodlatte With spring under way, warmer weather is returning, the days are growing longer, and everything is in bloom. Unfortunately, the arrival of spring also kicks off a second and largely unwelcomed season. This season is marked by piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning your hard-earned money over…

Electability key concern in Sixth, Richardson says

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Story by Chris Graham [email protected] The 49,860 votes that two independent congressional candidates received combined in 2006 in the Sixth District made Drew Richardson stand up and take notice. Nearly one in four voters who came to the polls in the Sixth in ’06 cast their lots for Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte’s two challengers. I…