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Lighting the fires

It truly is sad to realize that one of America’s two major political parties is on the verge of nominating a bigoted, loud-mouthed bankruptcy artist for president and all that GOP pooh-bahs can do about it is bleat like little sheep

Funny business

Joe Biden came to Danville last week and created quite a stir when he uttered his now-infamous remark about Wall Street wanting to put Main Street Americans back “in chains.” This, in Biden’s telling, is what would happen if the big banks were allowed to revert to their nasty old ways — aided and abetted by Republicans, of course.

Bad medicine

Ever year, for the past few years, it’s been the same old story: around springtime as School Board budgets come due, dire warnings are sounded over the possibility that employee layoffs may be needed to close a looming shortfall. Much gnashing and thrashing ensues. Programs are cut although rarely nixed outright. Bus purchases are deferred, roof replacements postponed, pay increases shelved. At the end of the day, ways are found to avoid the dreaded “L” word.

Troubled union

Can this marriage be saved?

One slip-up too many

Sometimes when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck … well, you know the rest.

A tempest built to order

I was thinking the other day about the latest dust-up on the campaign trail — about whether or not Barrack Obama dissed small business owners when he said, “You didn’t build that” — when it occurred to me that maybe the President and his detractors should hold a roundtable in Southside Virginia to hash out this dispute.

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