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The Threat of a Nuclear Iran Persists

The Threat of a Nuclear Iran Persists

The long-running nuclear negotiations with Iran and the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom have been extended multiple times since missing a June 30 deadline, but…

Too Big to Fail – Again

Too Big to Fail – Again

We never seem to learn!  Seven years ago it was deemed by those in Washington that the largest banks in the country were simply too large to fail.  For this…

We Must Avoid Following in Greece’s Footsteps

We Must Avoid Following in Greece’s Footsteps

Fifth District Virginians and all Americans are very well aware that Washington has been unable to live within its means for many years.  This lack of fiscal discipline creates tremendous…

From Subsistence to Symbolism

From Subsistence to Symbolism

My wife understands me.  She realizes that I do not see what does not interest me.  After years of marriage and her frustration with me not seeing what she believes…

Observing the Birth of Our Nation

Observing the Birth of Our Nation

As we come together this year to celebrate the 239th year of our nation’s independence, we enjoy the opportunity to reflect on our Founders’ understanding of the fundamental rights of man and their…

Strife – Racial and Religious

Strife – Racial and Religious

Last week, the nation was focused on the murder of nine pillars of their community as they gathered to pray in their church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Each of us…

Taking Necessary Steps Toward Viable, Reliable Health Care System

Taking Necessary Steps Toward Viable, Reliable Health Care System

Since its implementation, the President’s healthcare law has time and again harmed, rather than helped, the overwhelming majority of Americans.  The policies put forth in Washington have real, painful effects…

Fifth District Virginians Deserve Better From the IRS

Fifth District Virginians Deserve Better From the IRS

Fifth District Virginians have been preparing for the April 15th tax filing deadline for the past several weeks, which is a burdensome annual reminder of just how complex and outdated…

Sharks and Piranhas

Sharks and Piranhas

A hypothetical question one might ask:  Is it worse to be attacked by two or three sharks, or would it be worse to be attacked by multiple piranhas taking a…

Emrys Theodore Leake

Emrys Theodore Leake

• Emrys Theodore Leake was born at 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs, 15.8 oz. Emrys is the son of Lyle Masten Leake and James…