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Today's Opinions

  • Affordable energy key to American jobs

    Summer is nearly here, and with it comes the heat. When the mercury rises and the air conditioning is on full blast, many Americans are never so thankful for access to affordable energy. Energy prices don’t just affect your personal household budget. The cost of energy also impacts the budget of your favorite restaurant down the street or the business that cuts your paycheck each week.

     

  • A realistic replacement to encourage economic prosperity

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • I’ll respect the picket lines

        As of this writing, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and Kroger had reached a tentative agreement on a contract. Union leadership has recommended that its members accept the contract offer.

  • New political dramas a must see!

        If you like television, you have to admit that the modern era offers something of a gold mine. Since the development of cable and satellite TV, there are more channels and networks than ever.
        In particular, if you enjoy dramas and documentaries on politics and history, then this truly is a golden age.

  • Muslim elected mayor; sky didn’t fall

        Something happened recently in one of the world’s great cities, London, England, that, sadly, probably couldn’t happen yet in America.
        Sadiq Khan, a practicing Muslim, was sworn in as mayor of that city after his victory over a Trump-like candidate. His Conservative Party opponent – like Ben Carson here – had openly questioned whether Khan’s religion was appropriate. It looks like the voters answered that question.

  • Of our American rights and freedoms, which one would you choose to celebrate and why?

    By Anna Barrett
    Liberty HS Good Citizen
    Sponsored by Peaks of Otter NSDAR

        As Americans, we are privileged to have an abundance of rights and freedoms at out hands.  Would being able to call yourself an American mean anything if we didn’t have these freedoms? 

  • No one thought it could happen

        With Donald Trump’s victory in the Indiana primary, and the subsequent exit of his last two rivals from the campaign, there are no remaining obstacles to a reality that ought to give Republicans nightmares.
        Trump – with no political experience, no real presidential qualifications, and no lack of contempt toward Muslims, women, and anyone who dares to disagree with him – will be the nominee of the once great Republican Party.

  • Time to get serious about reviving downtown

    By Clay Chastain
    Bedford

        Is Bedford ever going to get serious about a comprehensive and sustained revival of downtown?  And, couldn’t Bedford use a few more jobs and a bit more prosperity courtesy of a bustling downtown?