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Columns

  • Centerfest Corner

    ByAmanda Adams
    Executive Director
    Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        Of course, Centerfest is about food, art, music, shopping, BMX, and carnival rides! But do you know what makes Centerfest the biggest success? It’s all of our volunteers!
        Maybe you’ve been thinking you want to be involved in Centerfest, but you weren’t sure how to make that happen. Have you thought about being a Centerfest volunteer?

  • Honoring a man of integrity

    It is often said that our actions in difficult situations are true indicators of character.  That holds true for former Sixth District Congressman M. Caldwell Butler.

  • An invitation to connect on LinkedIn

    I was amazed when I read Rick Howell’s  Liberal Agenda last week. I never thought I was important enough to become the object of a political activist’s dirty tricks. It seems I was wrong, and I must say I’m very flattered. I came to that conclusion when Mr. Howell wrote that I had been “snooping around” on one of his social media accounts.

  • The House acts to address the crisis at the border

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Disrespecting the liberal pantheon

        It seems, from last week’s Liberal Agenda, that I raised Rick Howell’s temperature above the boiling point by disrespecting two of the demigods of his silly political party’s pantheon. My suggestion that John and Robert Kennedy’s primary claim to the status of legends is that they were murder victims seems to have caused him to boil over.
        Mr. Howell claims that I “can’t understand the idealism and passion for social justice they embodied.”

  • A shower is not all he needs

        Before reading last week’s “Conservatively Speaking” column, I should have known something was up when I saw that John Barnhart had been snooping around one of my social media accounts.
        Well, what’s a good liberal Catholic to do, huh? Mr. Barnhart is surely a sensitive soul, and he took exception to my sarcastic references to Bob McDonnell’s link to Regent “University” (and I insist on the quotes).

  • Centerfest Corner

    By Amanda Adams
    Executive Director
    Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        As we get closer to our 33rd annual Centerfest, which will take place on September 27, we are just so excited about the many inspiring vendors who will fill the streets of Centertown!
        Where would Centerfest be without its vendors? The lovely, talented people that set up in the middle of our streets, that last warm Saturday in September, are the ones breathe life into our festival!

  • A clue from history?

    By Bob Cornell
    Bedford

        We assume we are advanced builders, thinkers and politicians in our 21st century but think of the capabilities of those living almost 700 years ago. 
        The Ming dynasty ruled China for 276 years from 1368 to 1644.  The Ming dynasty is described as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history.”   During the Ming dynasty China was the world’s superpower with the largest population and economy. 

  • Protecting the balance of powers

    What we are witnessing today is one of the greatest challenges to our constitutional system in the history of this country.” Jonathan Turley, law professor and supporter of President Obama, made this statement in his testimony before the House Rules Committee just a few days ago on the continued abuse of power by the Obama Administration.

     

  • Four years later, Dodd Frank’s impacts continue to hamper Main Streets

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Four years ago, President Obama signed the Dodd Frank Act, which was intended to address the underlying issues that led to the financial crisis and create a safer financial system. Instead, this 2,300 page law, which establishes 400 new government regulations, has led to disproportionately negative impacts and costs for community banks, small businesses, and consumers, while doing little to tackle the issues that truly drove the crisis.