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Defense spending is vital to the ensure the nation’s security. But that doesn’t mean the Pentagon should be above budget scrutiny. Far from it, as a recent audit reveals. Last week, the Government Accountability Office concluded that the Pentagon cannot account for at least $220 billion in military gear given out to defense contractors. Nor is this a new phenomenon. The report found that the ...

The Virginia General Assembly made history two years ago when it voted to legalize personal cultivation of marijuana and possession of the plant in small amounts, becoming the first state in the South to do so. Unfortunately, the legislation only went halfway. While lawmakers removed criminal punishment for recreational cannabis use, they did not take the necessary steps to establish a ...

It may seem hard to believe, but there remains a hard-core group of partisans who still insist that a presidential election was stolen and that the victor is “illegitimate.” Perhaps these conspiracy theorists will finally reconsider in the wake of a new study by New York University which concludes that Russian tweets did little to increase Donald Trump’s vote count in the 2016 presidential ...

The White House drove the country into an inflation mess because it refused to listen to economists and others who predicted the administration’s massive multitrillion-dollar spending spree would overheat the economy. Next time — let’s hope there isn’t a next time, but … — such willful ignorance may be more difficult to maintain thanks to a change in how the House scores legislation. It was 18 ...

With a new congressional term kicking off, the agricultural lobby will fight to bring the Farm Workforce Modernization Act back for approval to alleviate the shortage of farmworkers across the country. The bill is now in limbo after Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives.

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Compliments to the Lynchburg City Council in approving improvements to Riverfront Park as part of the 2023 Capital Improvement Plan. Living across from the park I have watched for years how this area has been a place for children to play, family and friends to picnic and city residents to co…

Random House Dictionary defines sanctuary as a sacred, holy place, tabernacle, church, temple, altar, shrine, a protected place of safety. To proclaim Bedford, Appomattox, Amherst and Campbell counties and the city of Lynchburg sanctuaries for the Second Amendment means that these places hav…

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