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Columns

  • ‘Democrats’ need to face reality

        It’s amazing the way “Democratic” party hacks so reliably resort to accusations of racism for their own partisan political purposes.
        Most of the time they try to say that President Obama’s critics are racists. How could anyone oppose the policies of Barack the Magnificent, the glory of whose splendor, like the rising sun, brings light and life to all? They must just hate him because they are racists.

  • What, exactly, is a ‘unit’ committee?

      
        This week, I’d wanted to write about the clear signs that national Republicans – who are about to take over the whole Congress – are already acting as extremists and abandoning any notion of working with the president. But that subject will wait.
        The fact is, I’ve been doubled up in laughter-inspired hysterics over the recent actions of Bedford County Republicans. I just couldn’t let the subject go without comment.

  • The faces of hunger

    By Helen Fiaschetti
    Administrative Manager
    Bedford Christian Ministries

        If you were to look out at the sea of faces in the waiting room, you would find the faces of hunger, coming for whatever we can provide from what has been lovingly donated by residents of Bedford for the needy of our county. 

  • In support of Virginia property rights

    By Bruce Shelton
    SMMBA President

  • It’s time to get back to work

    You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the. I’d say that’s long enough, wouldn’t you?

     

  • Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Hope and change

        The first thing that came to my mind when I learned that American voters delivered control of the Senate into Republican hands was “hope and change.” 

  • GOP: Be careful what you want


    The national Republican Party flexed some real muscle on Election Day and got what it wanted, flipping control of the U.S. Senate and increasing its House majority as well.
        Democrats knew they had a tough assignment, defending Senate seats in many states that traditionally vote Republican, including the South, where rural conservatism produces, in knee-jerk fashion, reliable Republican votes.

  • Remembering those who have served

    President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” While these words were spoken long ago, they are still words that we must abide by today. We cannot forget our defenders of freedom who have sacrificed so much for this great nation. As Americans, we must remember the men and women who have answered the call to serve both in times of war and peace. Our veterans have stood guard on distant battlefields and here at home to protect the liberties at the core of the United States.

  • A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years. Tuesday’s election significantly changed the dynamics in Washington, and with that change comes renewed opportunities to advance policies that will address the most pressing issues facing our country.