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Columns

  • China has a hissy fit

        Donald Trump seems to have triggered a hissing and spitting contest with China’s government by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president.

  • ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams

    By Sheriff Mike Brown
    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office

        With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season. Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information.

  • The people’s choice? That’s Clinton

        As the reports of Cabinet selections, and such, are coming in, the national vote tallies go more and more toward Hillary Clinton in the popular vote for president.
        As of this writing, Clinton had more than 64 million votes, with her opponent at 62 million-plus. It’s a lead of about 2 million votes, and a percentage of about 48.6 to 47.0.

  • Donald trumps Hillary on peace

        Next year, after he is sworn in, I hope Donald Trump keeps his promise to put the brakes on tensions between the United States and Russia.
        The only one benefiting from the current level of tension is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Barack Obama has provided him with a convenient bogeyman. With our current community organizer in chief in charge, the United States provides what Vladimir Vladimirovich’s domestic political theater needs — a foreign threat that is actually no threat at all.

  • Our nation’s veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Veterans deserve our respect every day

    America’s veterans know the meaning of sacrifice. They’ve spent weeks, months, and years away from home and loved ones. They’ve missed birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving dinners, and first steps. Some have experienced physical trauma that we can see while others carry their wounds on the inside.

  • World War I: From boot camp to the battlefield

    By James F. Burns
    Professor emeritus
    The University of Florida

        Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918.

  • Why liberalism won’t work

    By Alan Denekas, MD
    Bedford

        Up until the late 1960s America was a pretty peaceful place.

  • Issues lost in the press this year

        If you care about public policy and the great issues facing our democracy, then you have to lament the fact that this crazy election never materialized into a serious discussion of those questions.
        Much of it had to do with Donald Trump’s insane candidacy, his preoccupation with nonsense like “building a wall,” and the media’s insistence that his antics and Hillary’s e-mails were all that was worthy of discussion.

  • Make America great again

        I don’t know, as of this writing, how the election went. I still can’t believe that both parties managed to cough up such horrible candidates and I’m sure that, no matter which of those two wretches won, we are in for an ugly four years. The only hope is that Congress will work as a restraining force, rather than an enabler for the winner. As both were nominated by a democratic process within their respective parties, they are clear indicators of the degree to which American society has degenerated.