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Ron Paul ends ‘active campaigning’ after spending five times more than Romney for each delegate won

Ron Paul ends ‘active campaigning’ after spending five times more than Romney for each delegate won

Maverick Republican-cum-Libertarian Texas Congressman Ron Paul Monday suspended his “campaigning” for President while insisting his “campaign” will go on. Paul said he doesn’t have the “many tens of millions of…

Mixing bluegrass music and politics

Mixing bluegrass music and politics

When politicians come to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia they had better know how to shake a leg on the dance floor as well as pick and grin.…

Frustrated voter: ‘I’ll bust your nose’

Frustrated voter: ‘I’ll bust your nose’

Meet Elmer Underwood. He’s a farmer in Indian Valley, a rural mountain community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Speaking at a public hearing on proposed wind turbines…

Saving America: Here’s a solution, with strings attached

Saving America:  Here’s a solution, with strings attached

Wanna save America? Forget about abolishing the Fed. Forget about dismantling the Department of Education and all those other pesky government agencies that want to control our hearts and minds.…

Government spying on Americans increased under Obama’s watch

Government spying on Americans increased under Obama’s watch

During his campaign for President in 2008, President Barack Obama promised to put an end to government spying on Americans and other abuses of freedom that grew into a national…

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

When they finished counting the votes in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primary elections in West Virginia, the two expected candidates won:  Mitt Romney on the GOP side and Barack Obama…

This year, more than ever, voters need a realistic third choice

This year, more than ever, voters need a realistic third choice

If you take a close look at the two candidates who will be the only choices on the Presidential ballots in most states in November you will find more and…

HOGs, motorcycles and chili

HOGs, motorcycles and chili

At the Virginia State Chili Championship Cook Off — hosted each year in Roanoke — the roar of motorcycles announces a new batch of “White Knuckle Chili” is available for…

Ron Paul’s faithful flock: Dedicated to a lost cause?

Ron Paul’s faithful flock: Dedicated to a lost cause?

What makes a small but loud and determined group of political supporters back Ron Paul, who candidate who has failed in two previous Presidential runs and — according to nearly…

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama: Is this the best we can do?

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama:  Is this the best we can do?

Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich’s overdue withdrawal from the GOP Presidential primary race didn’t leave the nomination to Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor sealed that deal when…