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Columns

  • The Good Fight

    By John T. Briscoe
    Thaxton
    Member, Republican unit committee of Bedford

        It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.
        The recent vote by the Republican unit committee to hold its members who are also elected officials accountable is a perfect example. Although it has been wrongly attributed to the “Tea Party,” that is not true. I authored and submitted the resolution. I am a  member of the Republican unit committee and I stand by its message.

  • Stop robbing Peter to pay Paul

    By Curry W Martin
    District 2 Supervisor

        I have been a true Republican for 48 years.
         I have been an elected official for Bedford County District 2 for 10 months. I have not and will not ever answer to any special interest groups. I was elected by the people of District 2 to represent them.

  • Will the real Mark Warner please stand up

    By Ray L. Garland
    Goode

        Spin is the essence of modern politics.
        If occurs when mass media and politicians take a real event like Hurricane Katrina and create a narrative thought to be helpful to Democrats or Republicans. This becomes revealed truth to those who don’t have time to read a good newspaper or think for themselves, against which all the saints could argue in vain. Sen. Mark Warner is a master of spin and it has served him well.

  • A waste of time

        Excuse me but …I have to share the frustration from someone who was invited to a Bedford County Public School for “Grand-Parents Day” recently. (10/07/2014).

  • A common sense response to Ebola in America

    If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic. Ebola has been present in Africa since the 1970’s, and can only be transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The current outbreak in West Africa has severely affected the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, but it is important to remember that these countries have much weaker health care and sanitation systems than those in the United States.

  • We must restore common sense to Washington

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.  They are often irritated by the misuse of taxpayer funds and the poor management of federal agencies.

     

  • Like herding rattlesnakes

        So far it seems like one of the few wise foreign policy decisions President Barack Obama has made was the decision to stay out of the conflict in Ukraine, including the decision to not supply heavy weapons to the government in Kiev. As things stand now, a fragile cease fire is still holding and Russian troops are pulling back from the Ukrainian border. There also seems to be progress on an agreement on the resumption of sales of Russian natural gas to Ukraine.

  • The party of ‘no’ wants control

    There’s great drama everywhere as mid-term elections come down to the wire. Even “the average voter” may just be paying attention.
        The national Republican Party – intimidated by “tea party” fanatics and bitterly opposed to the president – has set its sights on control of the U.S. Senate.

  • Congress must protect Virginia’s children from Internet gambling

    By Sheriff Mike Brown
    Bedford County

        My primary duty as Sheriff of Bedford County is to see that our citizens are protected. This means that I, along with my fellow law enforcement officers, must constantly be on the lookout for emerging threats.

  • Protecting your health care plan

    If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. Right? Well, despite President Obama’s promises that under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, you could keep your health care plan, millions of Americans have discovered that is simply not true.