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Columns

  • As usual, the GOP has no program

        If we believe conventional political wisdom, the Republican Party is set to make major legislative gains in this year’s mid-term elections, perhaps even taking over the House and/or the Senate.

    Generally, this is hardly shocking. The party in the White House almost always loses in the mid-terms, sometimes badly.

  • Reducing government spending is essential to job creation

    Folks all across our nation are worried.  They worry if their job is still going to be around in six months.  They worry about what will happen to their families, their children, and their homes if their employer shuts down and they find themselves out of work.  Unfortunately, too many people are facing this situation today with nationwide unemployment hovering around ten percent.

  • Working to level the playing field for American businesses.

  • The Pentagon Papers all over again

        I’m like you. I’d never heard of Wikileaks until the release this past week of some 91,000 pages of secret documents on the war in Afghanistan.

        The Website Wikileaks.org specializes in blowing the whistle on corporate and government secrets. The leak of these documents is the biggest Afghanistan story in a long time.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill

        One of the greatest benefits of having served in the Armed Forces of our Nation is the education benefits.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education assistance program, Post 9/11 GI Education Bill, began August 1, 2009, and provides training and/or education assistance to eligible veterans and dependents.

  • The wasteful Washington spending continues

  • We must reclaim the manufacturing sector

  • Conservatively Speaking

    Last week China's government threw a hissy fit over our Congress' plan to honor the Dalai Lama.

    Dalai Lama is the Tibetan Buddhist religious title. It is currently held by by a monk named Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama's official Web site lists him as both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He has lived in exile since 1959.

  • The Liberal Agenda

    After the 2000 election, there?s no way Al Gore could have seen the path his life would take. For a while, after the Supreme Court tragically handed the White House to its current occupant, Gore was left with only the solace that he had, in fact, won the most popular votes.

    Even Democrats were angry. We blamed him, alternately, for losing West Virginia and his home state of Tennessee, when either one?s electoral votes would have put him over the top regardless of Florida.

  • Between the Lines

    You might say Bedford found itself in the midst an imperfect storm last week.

    I call it imperfect, because I refuse to apply the term "perfect storm" to the tragedy of the death of 17-year-old Ashton Bonds that set off last week's deluge of attention to our community.