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Obama And Press Transparency; Or How The White House Channels Vladimir Putin

Whether in Cumberland County or the Oval Office, the free, uninhibited flow of information from government to the public through the press is a central component of our republic.

The First Amendment—not the second, third or fourth—stands as a bastion against abridging the freedom of the press.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

De-Militarize The Police; End The Defense Dept.'s Excess Equipment Giveaway
According to the FBI, US police shot and killed 409 people in 2012, the most recent annual data. During that same year, states The Economist in its August 23 issue, British police shot and killed nobody—officers do not routinely carry firearms in the UK. The police in Germany, who are armed, shot and killed eight people during that same 12-month period. Police in Japan, meanwhile, have killed just one person during the last six years.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Declaration Of Independence From Bullying

Move over John Hancock.

Rising seniors at Buckingham County High School have signed their own declaration of independence in unmistakable style.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Redemption Of Bob McDonnell


In three-inch high, all capitalized letters, the headline blared the sad truth from the state capitol.

Former Governor Bob McDonnell had been found guilty on 11 of 13 counts and his wife, Maureen, guilty on nine of 13 counts.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Pipeline Is Coming And Forever Begins Now
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is on the way. Though far from universally embraced, the 550-mile natural gas pipeline from Harrison County, West Virginia to Robeson County, North Carolina—with an extension to Chesapeake—will become a reality.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In Response To True Valor, Marines Rename Mess Hall In Honor Of Fallen PECHS Grad

On April 22, 2008, two Marines were guarding a vehicle checkpoint in Ramadi, Iraq when a large blue truck came racing toward the gate. A video shows others running for cover, hoping to save their lives.

The two Marines, one of them a 2006 Prince Edward County High School graduate, were determined to save the lives of everyone, including more than 50 sleeping Marines in the compound on the other side of the gate.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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