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RICHMOND – A House subcommittee has defeated a Senate-approved bill that would have permitted hunting on Sundays in Virginia. A subcommittee of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee recommended Wednesday that Senate Bill 464 be tabled. The bill,…

An open letter to Del. Michael Webert (R-18th): I rarely, if ever, write a legislator regarding his position on abortion because I assume that most legislators have given serious thought to an issue before voting on a proposed piece of…

Once again, Mr. Gannon has alerted us to his fears of the federal government and its intrusion into our lives [Letters, Feb. 16: “No lunch left behind?”]. Never mind that in this winter of our discontent here in Virginia we…

I read with great interest Mr. Gannon’s letter [“No Lunch Left Behind,” Feb. 16]. Clearly we are in an election year, as is evidenced by the ever-increasing drumbeat of “big government and big brother” talk I see in both our…

There’s a major political event approaching this fall, and though I have no doubt it will be overshadowed by the elections, I hope you’ll carve out some time for it anyway.

I had an uncle who once shot his television set. I don’t know if it was a symbolic gesture involving his existential angst at the overwhelmingly nonsensical zeitgeist of late 20th century de-culturalization, or if he was just ticked off…

I remember a time when most of America looked like Rappahannock County. Oh, there were differences of course -- the kind that come with regions, climate and architectural influences -- but what was similar was the quality of rural life,…
Stirring up the hornet’s nest

Judging from the reaction in the major media to Gov. Bob McDonnell's reinstatement of Confederate History month, the starry cross of the Confederacy remains America's most controversial icon.