• Nous sommes tous français

        We are all French.

  • The bloody results of religious fanaticism

        In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks, word came before press time about the death of the instigator of the events in Paris. One can’t help but wonder. Did death bring him what he expected?
        He had committed himself to a violent path of extremism in the name of Islam, but violated the real teachings of that religion by killing a lot of innocent people. He met his own death before the age of 30.

  • Why we’re thankful

    By James F. Burns

        An Ohio farm girl’s 1895 ride over a mountain is a metaphor for why we’re thankful for being Americans.  In a letter back home to her parents, Mary tells the story of her trip—from ”trial and tribulation” to triumph—tracing out our nation’s own exceptional journey.
        Mary was traveling to Virginia to take up a new job as an art teacher.  Her train arrived at Cumberland Gap at 5 a.m., only to find the tunnel through the mountain had caved in.

  • Much to be thankful for

    By Nancy Strachan
    Rwandan HUGS, Inc.

         During this season of giving thanks I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who supports Rwandan HUGS as we minister to Rwandan families with “a hand up rather than a hand out”and the Bedford community with compassion.

  • Protecting the safety of America
  • He won’t risk his rickety navy

        It seems that President Barack Obama has so many foreign policy troubles buzzing around his head that he must feel like he’s blundered into a nest of killer bees.

  • Good Brother Ben Carson: Is he truthful?

        Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the religious right’s latest heartthrob. The neurosurgeon fits the space left open by the collapse of two other “Christian conservatives.”
        Mike “Hillbilly Huck” Huckabee is not faring well in the polls. It became so obvious that he is not seriously interested in the presidency, but only in another well-paying gig at Fox News or some other right-wing media closet.

  • A victory for the Constitution & the American people

    Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.


  • Caring for our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • It’s too late for no-fly zones

        As I’ve mentioned before, President Barack Obama’s conduct of foreign policy gives me grave concern because I believe he is incompetent. His unwillingness to spend money on necessary defense projects along with his willingness to repeatedly reduce the size of the Army is another cause for grave concern.