Haresh Daswani | Mumbai Terrorist Attack: More has to be Done

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The devastating attack on Mumbai in the evening of the 26th of November shows us the barbaric savagery of these terrorists. They have nothing to lose, and are willing to give their life to their irrational cause. These terrorists will still continue with their attacks, without a doubt, and with attacks this coordinated, international intelligence…

White House ’08: Moms want some attention from the candidates

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Story by Chris Graham [email protected] Tonight’s vice-presidential debate has the attention of voters on the nomination of Sarah Palin on the Republican Party national ticket. A coalition of women’s groups hopes the spotlight on a prominent political woman will bring some needed attention to the plight of working women who feel passed by in the…

Local Politics: A view of the ’08 election from BRCC

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Story by Riley Murray blueridgedata.blogspot.com In the swing state of Virginia, the deadline of Oct. 6 for voter registration is fast approaching. Across Virginia, voter registration efforts are breaking records. With the race for the White House entering its last full month, the focus is on the Shenandoah Valley region. This rural region, in the…

David Cox: Personality clash

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Column by David Cox “Which candidate do you trust?” When former governor Jim Gilmore asked that question in Buena Vista on Labor Day, roars arose from both sides: Republicans supporting him for Senate, and Democrats supporting his opponent, former governor Mark Warner. In that instant, Gilmore personalized this year’s Senate race. Gone were issues that…

William Owens Jr.: Obama’s speeches don’t talk much about history

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Column by William Owens Jr. History is rarely reflected upon by Obama or included in his stump speeches unless it is biographical. Why? Obama thinks we need to redistribute wealth, and history has shown it does not work (just ask Eastern Europe). Should Obama cite Marx or any other socialist philosophers he subscribes to, history…

Shepherd Bliss: Slow Food Nation attracts 50,000 … beneath the surface

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Column by Shepherd Bliss “Come to the table,” Slow Food Nation invited. And come to San Francisco over Labor Day weekend they did — around 50,000 people attending perhaps the largest food celebration in American history. Tables and straw bales appeared in the heart of the city’s Civic Center around a victory garden on about…

The Top Story: Democrats taking up mantle of fiscal responsibility

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The Top Story by Chris Graham [email protected] Democrats have been doing well in Virginia in recent years, and it’s no secret why. They’ve been balancing budgets and building the economy. And while national Democrats are using a “more of the same” theme to link GOP presidential nominee John McCain to the failed presidency of George…