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Columns

  • Why Romney’s wealth seems obscene

    Do you remember the phrase “obscene wealth?” No one uses it much anymore, but it definitely comes to mind when you contemplate the vast riches of Willard Mitt Romney.
        Just how much is the Republican presidential nominee worth? We don’t know, partly because he’s playing hide and seek with most of his recent tax returns. I wonder if Romney even knows himself the dollar value of just how much money, property and assets he owns.

  • What’s President Obama going to do?

  • Growing our economy by getting government out of the way

    Last week the Department of Labor released their monthly report on national unemployment. Unfortunately this most recent announcement simply confirmed what most Americans already know – unemployment remains high and our economy continues to struggle. Last week’s report that unemployment remains at 8.2 percent marked the 41st consecutive month that the national jobless rate was above eight percent.

  • Commentary: Growing fresh fish right around the corner

    By John Graham
    Bedford

        I would like to echo the thoughts of Mr. Forster about our country’s food supply.
        Large corporations do indeed have the ability to lobby and force smaller producers out of the marketplace just as he mentioned. If you have not seen the film documentary Food Inc., (available at the Bedford Library), it puts into frightening perspective the realities of domestic food production – you may never eat another store-bought chicken!

  • Setting the record straight

    By Jim Williams
    Goode

        For the past few months there have been numerous letters and articles to the papers written by Mr. Steve Stevick and a couple others who have bashed the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for not adopting the Planning Commission’s proposed zoning ordinances last year.

  • Passionate Roanoke crowd greets Obama

    It was reported this past weekend that presidential campaign spending in Virginia is the third most of any state, surpassed only by the larger battlegrounds of Ohio and Florida.
    Who would have thought such a thing was possible just a few election cycles ago when Virginia had spent many decades as a rubber stamp victory for any and every Republican nominee?

  • Is Kaine afraid of the Bedford Bulletin?


        Along with the Virginia Press Association’s annual writing contest, the Bedford Bulletin takes part in the annual contest that Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) holds. LCNI is the company that owns the Bulletin along with 55 other community newspapers located in several states.
        Tom Wilmoth, our editor, normally writes the editorial that appears in our opinion pages. One that he wrote last year won second place in this year’s contest.

  • Bringing 5th District Virginians’ concerns To Washington

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    This past week, during our District Work Week, I had the chance to visit with 5th District Virginians in Franklin, Bedford, and Albemarle Counties as Americans across this country joined together to celebrate Independence Day.

     

  • Protecting our Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom

    When our Founding Fathers signed their names to the Declaration of Independence, they could not have known how this experiment of self-government would unfold.  What they were confident of, however, is that liberty is an inherent, God-given right, not one that originates from a King or other form of government.

     

  • Still think there’s no global warming?

    Hopefully, most people are getting back to normal after the June 29 derecho wind event that swept through here from Ohio and went all the way to the Virginia coast and into Washington, D.C.
        If you were lucky, you were relatively unaffected by the power outtages, business closings, and the gold-like lust for bagged ice that plagued most other people. But the lucky were few indeed.
        We know the storms were a product of the extreme heat, a wave that began in late June, which is not the usual time for heat waves.