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Columns

  • For many, it’s Watergate all over again

        Last week, Donald Trump did his best impression of Richard Nixon yet, firing the respected FBI Director who just happened to be investigating him, and then “explaining” it about five or six different ways.
         Yes, the Greek tragedy that operates out of the Oval Office – thanks to “angry whites” – took on possibly historic new dimensions with the latest crazed antics of this bizarre regime.

  • We must defend our arctic claims

        May 9 is Great Victory Day in Russia. It celebrates the end of the Great Fatherland War, the European phase of what we call World War II. It marks the day Nazi Germany surrendered. The instruments of surrender were signed on the night of May 8, 1945, but the Russians celebrate Great Victory Day on May 9 because it was already after midnight, Moscow time, when the documents were signed.

  • Beginnings and ends

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Student Intern

        One of the most beautiful and heart breaking aspects of life is the way it goes on and on with a thousand beginnings and a thousand ends. The sun rises and the sun sets, and the earth turns, and the seasons change, and this is the way it has been since the genesis of time, and the way it will be until the earth ceases to exist.

  • A disgusting, punitive health care ‘reform’

        It was a disgusting spectacle to watch the Clown-in-Chief celebrate at the White House with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans after they’d passed a bill that will take health insurance from about 25 million people.
        Yes, this is their idea of “reform.” As I’ve previously written – and now submit as one of “Rick’s Rules of Politics” – whenever conservative Republicans talk about “reforming” something, it always means they want to take it from you.

  • A labor of love

        The Bedford area’s Love Letters were unveiled last week and you should really make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see them. They are beautiful! The art work on the letters is great and the center of the O is clear Lexan featuring the Peaks of Otter apparently etched into it.

  • After 100 days: A strange, failed presidency

        It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who established the standard of measuring a presidency by what is accomplished during its first 100 days.
        FDR had promised to tackle the problems of the Great Depression immediately upon entering office, and he did exactly that. He’d made it clear that he’d use every available tool of the federal government to ease the suffering of the people.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • Automated Workers: The Real Job Killer

    By Cody Williams
    University of Virginia Student
    Bedford resident

  • STEM Education: A term that is here to stay

    By Thomas Key