Frank Ruff, Author at The Charlotte Gazette


His thoughts — Courts in the news

As we learned in elementary school, our founders wisely divided government into three sections. Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Each was established with distinct responsibilities. The ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, May 13, 2022 12:00 pm


His thoughts — 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, Sunday, May 8, 2022 5:33 pm

Guest columns

His thoughts — 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 4:17 pm


His thoughts — 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, Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:00 pm


His Thoughts — 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, Friday, April 15, 2022 12:21 pm


His thoughts — 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 12:40 pm


His thoughts — 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, Friday, April 1, 2022 12:15 pm


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, Friday, March 18, 2022 12:00 pm


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, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:06 am

Guest columns

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 1:30 pm

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