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Columns

  • Liberals can’t be trusted with our rights

        I always urge people  to read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda.” Mr. Howell does a great job of articulating what liberal “Democrats” believe. I always suggest that they read it and then think about whether they really want to vote for any candidate he likes.
        Last week, Mr. Howell gave us another example of why I believe our Constitutional rights are not safe in the hands of “Democrats.” In this case, the Constitutional right is religious freedom, guaranteed in the First Amendment.

  • He’s made it a terrible year

        2017 is ending much the same way it began: Many millions of Americans are sincerely frightened about our country and the world as long as He Who Shall Not Be Named remains in the Oval Office.
        Surely, very few people will pretend they don’t see what is so painfully obvious. Since January, his behavior, his attitudes, his demeanor, his arrogance, and his astounding ignorance, have all been on display and everyone can see them for what they are.

  • Christmas Capitol of America

    By Nicole Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Many of us in Bedford have a long-standing tradition of driving through the Elks Home each December to view the light display.  I remember my parents taking me several times each December.  Christmas just wasn’t complete without seeing the Elks Home, and of course we had to roll the windows down so we could hear the music.  I have continued this tradition with my son, and hope that he will do the same with his children one day. 

  • Sexual harassers put on notice!

        The recent parade of sexual harassment charges against powerful men in entertainment, media and politics surely represents a sea change in the way women will respond in the future to such assaults.
        Hopefully, it will also finally put piggish men on notice that, in this modern era, what your daddy and granddaddy thought they could get away with won’t work anymore. That can only be progress.

  • Good proposals

        From looking at the written proposals the town received on its request for proposals on what to do with Bedford Middle School (BMS), I’d say the town got three good ideas.

  • Thankful to be a Minuteman

    By Foster Garrett

    Student Intern

        It’s an unwritten tradition in my family to name something you are truly grateful for before digging into the Thanksgiving spread, and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint precisely one thing in my life that I have a deep appreciation for.

  • Education Sec. Betsy DeVos should resign

        Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections were easily the worst in American political history. He either chose people who, like him, were unqualified for their posts, or ideological extremists opposed to the very task their agencies are assigned.

  • Hypocrites!

        Since the news about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment lifestyle broke, not a day has gone by without news of new allegations against different men. Many (why is this not surprising?) have been against politicians.

  • On being thankful

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        Some surviving family writings from the 1800s provide perspective on being thankful for a wide variety of things.  Thus we may be thankful:

    For natural beauty—Cumberland Gap, 1895  

  • Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore

        National Republicans are horrified that their party has to go to the polls in Alabama Dec. 12 with Roy Moore on the ballot in a U.S. Senate race.
        Perhaps by now he’s been removed or has stepped down. But the real subject here is the way “Christian conservatives” will support any moral wretch out there as long as he’s allegedly “God-fearing” and against the only two things that matter: abortion rights and gay marriage.