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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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A few questions

SoVaNow.com / February 25, 2016

Dear Viewpoint:

Having just read Tom McLaughlin’s column (“A Dubious Example,” Thursday, Feb. 18) I have a few questions.

Would you explain how our Supreme Court, which you say is “viewed as a right wing institution”, gave us Obama Care, legalized abortion on demand, and same-sex marriage?

Would you explain why you think a “strict textural interpretation of the Constitution” is a bad thing? Do you believe the court should align with international law? Would you pick and choose which international laws? How would you do that? If you don’t like how the Constitution was written why don’t you just come out and say what you don’t like about it? Do you consider the oath to defend the Constitution just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo just to get past a ceremony?

Are you aware that Obama just announced that he “regrets filibustering the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in 2006? You said McConnell’s announcement to block Obama’s recommendation for the court “represents uncharted territory in American politics.” If so, how do you explain what Obama said and Senator Chuck Schumer’s 2007 speech saying that if any new Supreme Court vacancies opened up, Democrats should not allow Bush the chance to fill it. What do you think uncharted means? It must be a lot different than what I do.

I feel certain that you consider yourself a journalist but to anyone that reads your editorials it’s quite obvious you’re nothing more than another Democrat operative. Someone who should be ignored.

Dan Shaw
Halifax

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