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Today's News

  • Where is the accountability?

    At some point there is going to be an accounting of all the money now being spent by our government. Let’s hope that accounting doesn’t come too late.

  • Bipartisan victories in the House

    I’m pleased to report that last week, Congress took swift, bipartisan, and decisive action to protect taxpayers. After it came to light that insurance companies who had taken billions in bailout funds had paid or intended to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in “retention” bonuses to the very executives who got us into this financial mess, the House put together a plan to block them.

     

  • The American people deserve their money back

    Last month the House of Representatives rushed to consider the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” – the so-called stimulus bill.  The Democratic Leadership revealed the final text of the legislation just ten hours before the House began consideration of this enormous bill.

  • Internet killing off big newspapers

        In Seattle, Washington, it’s affectionately known simply as “the P.I.” The city’s daily newspaper, the “Seattle Post-Intelligencer,” has announced that it will cease publication and convert to an “online only” newspaper.

  • Where does he find these guys?

        Last year, Barack Obama promised the most competent, ethical administration ever. While I admit that it’s still early, the Obama administration is falling short of this lofty promise.

  • The hike

        The missionary leading our trip gave out the warning: If you have any reservations about taking this hike, don’t take it. A Philippine woman from the area had stated: “Tell the big ones not to go.”

        I went anyway.

  • Shedding light on government

    ?ast week’s admission by the Bedford County School Board that it could have better handled its disclosure — under the Freedom of Information Act — of its hiring of  Dr. Doug Schuch as its new superintendent sheds light on the issue of why FOIA exists in the first place. The people have a right to know what their government is doing; as much as possible government’s actions should not be hidden behind closed doors.

  • Letters

    School

    superintendent appointment

        Based on what I read in the Bedford Bulletin I find myself in the minority in siding with Talbot Huff who recently resigned from the Bedford County school board and Shirley McCabe who cast the only descending vote.   

  • Strengthening our Constitutional right to freedom of the press

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides in part that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...".  Protecting citizens’ rights to voice their opinions and ideas was so important to our Founding Fathers that they listed the freedom of the press in the First Amendment to the Constitution, along with the freedom of religion, the freedom to peaceably assemble, and the freedom to petition our government.

  • Obama stem cell order was correct

        The Obama administration sent a clear signal last week that science, not a mixture of religion and conservative political ideology, will be its guide in all matters of public policy.

        The president signed an executive order that reversed Bush administration rules on embryonic stem cell research, opening the way for more federal dollars to be used on activities that could lead to new methods of treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and other ailments.