Frank Ruff, Author at Farmville

Columns

Opinion — Disinformation

This past week, the Biden administration announced that they were creating a new section of government to deal with what they claim are untruths that ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:46 am

Columns

Opinion — Virginia’s economy

In the last couple of years, our former governor bragged about how Virginia was rated No. 1 by CNBC. That sounded good, however, if Virginia ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:54 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Doing the wrong thing

Every time that the news is bad for President Biden, like clockwork, expect him to try to re-focus the public’s attention away from his most ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:00 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Tax cuts vs tax cuts

There is a real dilemma in Virginia politics currently. Last November, one of the issues that Glenn Youngkin ran on was cutting taxes. As I ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:35 pm

Editorials

Opinion — Once upon a time

In the 1980s, (we had just recovered from the high inflation of the 1970s which had stagnated our economy) President Reagan proposed indexing the standard ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:01 pm

OPINION

Opinion — 2022 Session overtime

As has been reported, the General Assembly did not finish our work in the constitutionally allotted time. The requirement is that all work must be ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Blood in the water

Sharks are known to be attracted to blood in the water. When fishermen want to catch sharks, that is how they bring the sharks close ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 am

OPINION

Opinion — In like a lion, out like a mess

The saying about the month of March, “In like a lion, out like a lamb”, doesn’t describe the 2022 Session. It began with fair expectations. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:15 pm

Columns

Opinion — Public safety first

Last week, I wrote about a horrible needless death on our road. There was one bill that was still before the Senate that could have ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 10, 2022 3:35 pm

Editorials

Opinion — Unintended consequences – death!

Sometimes readers wonder if what happens in Richmond and Washington will really affect their lives. This past week, there are horrible examples of the consequences ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 3, 2022 1:45 pm

Columns

Opinion — Fighting for important issues

A Penny and a Half Last year, during the race for governor, Glenn Youngkin announced his goal to remove the sales tax on groceries. Years ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:15 pm

Columns

Opinion — Flying with One Wing

Last week brought a new challenge to our office. My right arm, my aide Cindy, was out most of a week because of COVID contact. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:00 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Full speed ahead

The General Assembly is now running at full speed. The first week or two was focused on making deadlines to draft legislative proposals and getting ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:15 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Push Back

Two months after Republican candidates were swept into office in a majority of House of Delegates’ districts as well as a Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:45 pm

Columns

Opinion — A new beginning

Saturday, Virginia inaugurated our 74th Governor. This began the four year term of Glen Youngkin. As he passionately pointed out in the lead up to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:00 pm

Opinion

Opinion — In honor of service providers

Many should be thanked for their service in our communities, state and nation; therefore, this column is to honor some of them. HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — 2022 Session coming soon

The 2022 Session will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 12. It brings new hopes, options, obstacles and concerns. The greatest of these include the hopes of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:00 am

Editorials

Opinion — Race of the lemmings

Thank you Senator Joe Manchin. Every American should appreciate that Senator Manchin was the one Democrat that refused to follow Senator Bernie Sanders and Alexandria ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Editorials

Opinion —The season of hope

This is the season where, each year, most of us step back and reflect on life and look to the future. For those of us ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, December 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Redistricting update

There has been much conversation about redistricting in the last several months. This should be brought to a conclusion prior to Christmas. The constitutionally approved ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, December 18, 2021 12:14 pm

YOUR TURN

Opinion — Green energy concerns part 2

We all should be concerned about this planet we are blessed to live on. Each of us should do what we can to protect it. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Opinion — Smoke, mirrors and climate change

For those of us who came up in the age of Johnny Carson, one of his frequent guests talked about the changing temperature of our ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Understanding the economy

President Biden either does not understand or care about the damage that he has done to the American economy. Whenever he speaks about economic issues, ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:11 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Build back better?

President Biden’s election motto was “build back better.” To some, it sounded interesting, even though few understood what it meant. It was implied that he ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:30 am

Columns

Opinion — The ABCs of schooling

Once upon a time, families sent their children to school to learn the basics of education. We called that the ABCs, but the goal was ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:18 pm

YOUR TURN

Column – Cotton candy

Remember when you were 3 or 4 years old, and you went to your first county fair? As your parents walked you past the man ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:05 pm

YOUR TURN

COLUMN – Why policing matters

When we drive a little fast and see blue lights, it is easy to question why we have so many police officers. However, that is ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:37 pm

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