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Columns

  • With thanksgiving

    In any given year, the reality of life is that one enjoys both blessing and hardship, triumph and defeats.
        Many times it is easier to recount the struggles, than to focus on the blessings. Let this week provide the impetus to focus on the blessings, even as our community walks through the hardships of tragedy.

  • Honoring our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    To honor those who have served this great nation, we have taped a video address to pay tribute to our veterans. You may watch our Veterans Day Video Address at hurt.house.gov and read the script below:

     

  • Honoring our veterans

    This week we celebrate Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women who have nobly served our country. For those who have served, we thank you for protecting our freedoms and for those continuing to serve all over the world and here at home, we appreciate your service and dedication to defending and protecting our nation. As journalist Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

     

  • President Obama re-elected and vindicated

    Election 2012 is finally over. The American people have spoken, and I am quite confident that the correct choices for this country have been made.
        I am proud to be among those who cast our ballots for a good president who has survived vicious and mean-spirited assaults against him, a man whose religion and nationality has been subjected to the most scurrilous attacks, often by people who have acted only out of hatred and ignorance.

  • Fool me once, shame on you


        There is a saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Last week an incompetent, left-wing extremist managed to fool half of the American people for a second time gaining another four years in the White House — four more years to do his best to complete the destruction of the America that he hates.

  • Helping our children learn about the Constitution

    On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed their names to the United States Constitution.  In doing so, they laid the framework on which we have built our nation.

     

  • Medicare Part D Questions and Answers

    By Rev. Geoff Hubbard
    Chairman, Board of Directors
    Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry

        What is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is an addition to Medicare that helps seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. Medicare Part A (hospitalization) and Medicare Part B (visits to the doctor) are both government run. However Medicare Part D is run by private insurance companies. Many companies offer different plans and it is up to each person to find the plan that offers the best coverage for their particular medical needs.

  • What the president and America must face

    This is one of those awkward moments when your heroic Bulletin columnists can’t write about the election’s conclusions because we don’t know it yet!
        Therefore, Id’ been thinking about issues that would have to be grappled with by either person who won the November 6 election.
        I’ve settled upon four matters I believe rank as the most important. Some of these weren’t even considered important issues in the election just concluded.

  • Will we choose to avoid the iceberg?

        I don’t know how the election will turn out, as of this writing. The opinion section needs to be ready to transmit to the printer by Tuesday afternoon, long before we have any election results.

  • The House has acted to avoid the fiscal cliff

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At  a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.