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Pardoe’s Perspective: Approaching a moment in history

We have all experienced a moment of history at one point or another in our lives. One such moment is approaching this summer with the coming political conventions, especially the GOPs. We are witnessing the transformation of the Republican Party. The die has been cast, whether you recognize it or not. Change has arrived for the Republicans and little can be done to prevent it. This change is generating a great deal of turmoil and tension in the corridors of power, a sign that it has been a long-time coming and is going to be dramatic. […]

Opinion

Editorial: Testing tolerance

When Sheriff Scott Jenkins brought John Guandolo, a former FBI counterterrorism agent, to Culpeper in 2014 to talk about the threat of terrorism he had to stand tall…which he did. There was tremendous pressure for him to back off and not hold the training. There was an onslaught of national media attention that descended on Culpeper. The director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations ) came to Culpeper and addressed a room of sheriff’s deputies encouraging them to read the Quran and to become educated on Islam so that they would have a better understanding of what this religion is all about. He suggested that Guandolo is a Muslim hater. […]