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Bush’s Ringers Make It Look Good

With much of his address focusing on his support for illegal alien amnesty and ringers in the front cheering nearly every word, Bush shifted back to his Florida…

Bush Ringers Cheer Pro-Amnesty Endorsement

Bused-in Jeb Bush supporters today cheered the former Florida Governor’s endorsement for a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens. Comments comments…

Santorum fails to connect

Rick Santorum says alot of the right things, but he just isn’t connecting with people.  His main rap is that he won 11 states, but he got the…

Rand Paul excites the next generation, but what about this one?

No one is surprised that the biggest cheers at CPAC were going to go to Rand Paul.  He gave one of his better performances here.  In shirtsleeves Scott…

Don’t underestimate Donald Trump

Trump gave a very forceful and dynamic speech and his rap will resonate with frustration against the weak-kneed GOP leadership.  He seems as if he is willing to…

Rick Perry Focuses on Foreign Policy

Opening up by taking a chunk out of Barack Obama’s leg, Rick Perry hit the president’s failed foreign policy hard in a very animated and impassioned speech.  But…

Memo to Rubio: Kill the Cliches

Marco Rubio’s teleprompter-induced speech was a string of cliches right out of an RNC consultant’s focus-group approved rhetoric.  But in response to Sean Hannity’s questions he was far…

Sarah Palin’s Teleprompter

There’s really no excuse for a rambling speech with no theme when you have a teleprompter. Comments comments…

Bobby Jindal. Great speech but…

Nice wonk stuff, but it wasn’t really that interesting.  I think he’s really running for VP or Cabinet Secretary. Comments comments…

Scott Walker’s Very Animated Speech

Scott Walker clearly gave the most animated and most enthusiastically received speech here today, pacing across the stage with no notes, sleeves rolled up with a fantastic delivery.…

Cruz hits all the buttons

Was there an issue he missed?  Cruz hit every single conservative issue here, and as usual has no problem inciting controversy whether on abortion, Common Core, marriage or…

Fiorina is impressive

But no one is going to get elected president who hasn’t won a statewide election or a World War.  She should run again for Senate in California. Her…

Editorials

Value Life!

Value Life!

by Kate Warzinski “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created…

General warrants coming for your computer records

General warrants coming for your computer records

We’ve “missed” them since the American Revolutionary War, but “general warrants” are back in Virginia, and are…

U.S. Education & Justice Departments vs the Classroom

U.S. Education & Justice Departments vs the Classroom

by John Green, Bealeton Recently the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice teamed up against…

Religious Freedom Day 2015

Religious Freedom Day 2015

Dear Editor, January 16th is Religious Freedom day and thus a great time to ponder…

Time for Action – Boehner must go!

Time for Action – Boehner must go!

Dear Editor, I would like to ask Republican voters in Fauquier County to contact Robert…

Politicians require fixing, not Constitution

Politicians require fixing, not Constitution

by Patricia H. Miles, Port Haywood There has been much debate regarding the holding of…

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

By Mike Giere “…2012 testifies convincingly that one election doesn’t speak for the next.” It…

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

I am a taxpayer and landowner living these past 18 years in Fauquier County. It…

Election Day 2014

Election Day 2014

The Center for Disease Control failure on Ebola, the White House failure on ISIS, the…

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

I chuckle daily at all of the messages I see being sent out from the…

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Readers Write

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power. Until circa…

Military Under Attack

Military Under Attack

When I decided to run for delegate in the 99th District of Virginia, my mission was to change the debate from the mundane and inconsequential of local politics…

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

We are distressed by the federal government’s overreach and disregard for the Constitution. But what is the solution? Amending the Constitution is fraught with pitfalls.  And, if Congress…

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

Dear Editor: The writer of an earlier Letter stopped short in the development of a quote from David Levithan in an interview for his book Two Boys Kissing. …

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

[Editor’s note: The following letter from a reader was sent to the Fauquier Times (Democrat; aka, the Minority Report) over a week ago as a reply to an…

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Dear Editor, I was searching for reviews of the book being contested in Fauquier County Public Schools, and I ran across an analysis of another book written by…

Farm News

Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

By Kenric Ward WASHINGTON – U.S. feed subsidies, spotty inspections and a decision to scale back use of a controversial drug made Smithfield Foods an enticing buy…

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

By Jim Haskins                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AgriBusiness Communications Group Over the past several months, a Fauquier Co. young farmer, Ben Smith of Remington, participated in an innovative program designed to…

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

By FFC Staff A recently published Fauquier Times-Democrat editorial stated that the supporters of HB 1430 are in the minority in Fauquier County. As the official mouthpiece…

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

The Battle for Small Family Farm Rights is not over! HB 1430, The Boneta Bill still needs to pass the Senate without the entanglement of the re-enactment…

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

                                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2013 Mr. Trey Davis Virginia…

High School News

The Chronicle – Kettle Run HS Student Newspaper

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The Falconer – Fauquier High School Student Newspaper

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News Tidbits

Fauquier County First Responders Conduct Emergency Preparedness Drill

Fauquier County first responders recently held an emergency preparedness drill called “Epic Freeze” to simulate how they would respond to a sudden winter storm. As the Boy…

Board of Supervisors

Fauquier County Citizens Appear Apathetic about Budget, Tax Increase

By Cameron Jones This year’s budget process is nearing finale, and compared to last year, this year’s budget process has been a cake walk for the Supervisors…

Fauquier County Budget Process Races Toward Final Fence

By Cameron Jones In what has been a relatively uneventful budget process compared to the fireworks of last year, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to adopt…

Additional Public Hearing Scheduled on Fauquier County Budget

Due to an error in the announced meeting schedule for the Fauquier County budget process, the Supervisors have issued a new schedule which will extend the process,…

Fauquier County Budget Process Reaching Critical Mass – Your Input Requested

By Cameron Jones   Government budget for FY 2014.” So begins the Executive Summary of the FY 2014 Budget Proposal from County Administrator Paul McCulla. On the…

Fauquier Supervisors – Put Up or Shut Up on Business Friendly Claim

By Cameron Jones Should Fauquier County be Courting Beretta USA? In light of news coming out of Maryland where the Governor and the Legislature are stomping all…