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Today's Opinions

  • The magic of Christmas

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida.

         The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. 

  • And take that cowboy outfit with you

        On the campaign trail in Alabama, Roy Moore was a clownish figure prancing around on stage in a campy-looking cowboy outfit, a ten-gallon hat, and a little silver pistol he’d pull out.
        But after his defeat by Democrat Doug Jones Dec. 12, he’s just another disgraced clown in the Trump circus, an unseemly show produced by “angry whites,” religious conservatives, and ultra-nationalists. I’m sure other Trump voters meant well but nonetheless made a huge mistake when they cast a ballot for him.

  • Why are they crowing?

        I don’t understand why the “Democrats,” and their media lapdogs, are crowing so loudly over Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones in last week’s special election for senator. Jones would have looked like a complete loser if he wasn’t able to defeat Moore after all the allegations about dating high school girls, and allegedly molesting a 14 year old, when he was in his early 30s.

  • The Miraculous Birth

    Luke 2

    1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
    2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
    3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
    5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • Letters 12/13/17

    Here we go again

        Rick Howell on Oct. 11, 2017, shows his love for the Muslim world by stating the Muslims should be allowed to speak at Liberty University. I do not hate Muslims but Liberty has the right to run their university as they see fit.
        If Rick Howell is so enamored with the Muslim faith he should go spend time in a totally Muslim country with his family and any friends he might have, especially if he has any gay or female friends. I am sure they would all be welcomed with open arms.

  • He’s made it a terrible year

        2017 is ending much the same way it began: Many millions of Americans are sincerely frightened about our country and the world as long as He Who Shall Not Be Named remains in the Oval Office.
        Surely, very few people will pretend they don’t see what is so painfully obvious. Since January, his behavior, his attitudes, his demeanor, his arrogance, and his astounding ignorance, have all been on display and everyone can see them for what they are.

  • Liberals can’t be trusted with our rights

        I always urge people  to read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda.” Mr. Howell does a great job of articulating what liberal “Democrats” believe. I always suggest that they read it and then think about whether they really want to vote for any candidate he likes.
        Last week, Mr. Howell gave us another example of why I believe our Constitutional rights are not safe in the hands of “Democrats.” In this case, the Constitutional right is religious freedom, guaranteed in the First Amendment.

  • Letters 12-06-17

    Light a candle

        As a new resident of Bedford County, I have taken note of the significant number of young people that have lost their lives as the result of traffic accidents, sickness, crime and war.
        As a parent that has lost a child, I would like to share a source of comfort, especially during this time of year. (My youngest son was an Iraq War veteran - a victim of PTSD).
        Compassionate friends is an international support group for parents and families after a child (at any age) dies.