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Columns

  • Some good ideas

        Bedford County Public Schools is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Dr. Douglas Schuch, the school division’s superintendent, unveiled a draft at this month’s regular school board meeting.

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Growing an economy that works

    Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, calculators – all of the essentials for heading back to school. You probably wouldn’t send your child to the first day of school without going over the check list and making sure they had everything they needed for a successful year. Likewise, when they finish school and head out on their own, you’ll want to be certain that they have the benefit of a strong economy.

  • Exploring the roots of ‘Trumpism’

        After Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential race of 2012, the Republican National Committee carried out what it called an “autopsy” to determine how the party could produce better results in the future.
        Pardon me, but autopsies are for dead bodies, aren’t they? Well, if Republicans suspected they might be dead after 2012, what will they think if Trump goes down to the repudiating defeat he seems likely to reap?

  • We are no longer safe

      
        We have been treated to a spate of Muslim terrorist attacks and harassments aimed at Christians and Jews in the last few weeks. Last week, a Jewish Rabbi in France was stabbed by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. Last month, a French priest was murdered in his church, while conducting mass, by two knife-wilding Muslim unholy warriors.

  • Rampant regulations are not the answer

    By Congressmn Robert Hurt

  • A better way to fix health care

    Have you ever been floating on a raft, enjoying a day at the pool or on the river, only to find there was a leak? You patch it, but soon after another hole bursts through, followed by another, and another. At what point do you realize the raft just needs to be scrapped and a new one purchased?

     

  • Cyberbulling DVD available

    By Mike Brown
    Bedford County Sheriff

        I read last night that another young person, Danny Fitzpatrick, 13,  committed suicide as a result of ‘bullying’ and left a note saying his teachers didn’t help. While the young person was in a private school in Staten Island the chances of it are just a real here in Virginia as in any other location. I have pushed training of our educators in this arena for the past year but it appears that the interest just isn’t there.

  • Inequality is undesirable but inevitable

    By Tommy Foster
    Thaxton

    The Clinton-Obama view is to equalize wealth and growth across individuals and thiås requires somehow moving portions of incÅΩome andå wealth and growth from åthe most wealthy demographic and applying that to the less skilled and lower socio-economic strata. The impetus is to drive out economic inequality (a noble cause to be sure).