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Today's News

  • Restoring trust in federal law enforcement agencies

    Every day, thousands of federal law enforcement agents are hard at work, doing their part to keep Americans safe and delivering them the justice they deserve. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the dedicated law enforcement professionals who protect and serve our communities. 

     

  • Someone else needs a history lesson

        I have a challenge for the editor: Tell columnist John Barnhart that he has to go a full month – four consecutive columns – without attempting to leech off something I’ve written the previous week.
        Well, I’d probably better withdraw that request, because the editor and I both know Barnhart couldn’t do it. He has a longtime obsession with the contents of my humble “Liberal Agenda.”

  • Inexcusable sloppiness

        Early last month, relying on the accuracy of statistics provided by the teachers’ union, I offered the opinion that these statistics may indicate that Bedford County Public Schools is losing teachers. The statistics offered showed something odd, indicating that Bedford County was dead last in average teacher pay, but not at the bottom of any category in the presentation.

  • Playing Eagle ball

        It’s been a while since Staunton River was a spring sports powerhouse.
        But, lo and behold, it seems fair to apply that moniker to the Golden Eagles this primavera.
        For starters, the baseball and softball teams share a combined record of 14-1.  That’s 14 wins and one loss!

  • Sports commentary: Sweet and sour

        First, a gripe.  Then, we can discuss less dreary topics.
        Bedford County high schools will conduct their graduation ceremonies on May 23.  That’s less than six weeks away.
        State high school spring sports championships will wrap up on June 13.
        I believe something is backwards here. 

  • Bounce back

        Call them resilient.
        Liberty’s baseball and softball teams showed that they don’t quit, even when things are not going their way.
        That was on display last week, when both teams began on a low note but brought it home in fine fashion by week’s end.

  • Fifth District Virginians deserve better from the IRS 

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The Congressional mail bag: What you’re saying

    Each month, my office receives thousands of phone calls, letters, e-mails, and even Facebook messages from folks across the Sixth District. Many have questions about current issues before Congress. Here are a few of the inquiries I have received in recent weeks:

  • Confederate sympathizers must also surrender

        Appomattox, Virginia was the subject of much attention on April 9 as the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant was marked both in the little town and across the nation.
        Nation, yes. It’s the correct word to use, because it’s one thing that was permanently settled on that day. We would henceforth be a nation and not just a haphazard collection of states.

  • More left-wing fractured history

        A comparison between last week’s Liberal Agenda and a Virginian-Pilot editorial, which we borrowed, that ran on the same page is a good illustration of the fact that the left is divided on whether President Obama has negotiated a good deal with Iran on its nuclear program. The Virginian-Pilot is owned by the same company that owns the Bedford Bulletin, so we can borrow something from them.