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Frank Ruff, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

Guest columns

OPINION — Marijuana legislation makes little sense

The reconvened session was held last week with few surprises. Most Republican proposed legislation had already been killed. For this reason, we mostly considered technical ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:04 am


COLUMN — What has this year of COVID brought us?

In the course of the past year, we have seen our world turned upside down in the name of COVID. As yet, we still do ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:20 am

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COLUMN — Heavy hand of government is overriding equality

As the session came to its end on Saturday, it is important for people to understand that what has been occurring this year in Richmond ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:55 pm


COLUMN — Virginia wasn’t ready for vaccine distribution

Three issues have been causing turmoil for a year: unemployment, schools and vaccines. Gov. Ralph Northam closed down the state with power not seen since ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:50 am

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COLUMN — Democrat priorities have changed over the years

When I was growing up, I knew my father was a Democrat. In the 50s and 60s, if one wanted a voice in Virginia’s government, ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:13 pm

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COLUMN — Three examples of absurd politics provided

Example 1 Some legislators believe that we should eliminate the death penalty, claiming moral reasons despite that it is reserved for the most vile crimes. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:23 am

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COLUMN — Consistency in politics is hard to find

For some of us, we like things to make sense. Being consistent is important in pursuit of that. When the same person sees a problem ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:16 am

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COLUMN — New session begins in Richmond

As you read this, we have returned to Richmond. At least the Senate has returned. What the House of Delegates is doing is something different. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:20 pm

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COLUMN — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:56 am

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COLUMN — A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget. Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:30 pm

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