Today's Opinions

  • Letters 10/19/11

    Getting the facts

        Ward Armstrong has made a lot of statements recently in the political campaign about Applachian Electric and his opponent, Charles Poindexter.

  • The House passes more bipartisan jobs and regulatory relief bills

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    With unemployment remaining unacceptably high across the 5th District and 14 million Americans without a job, the House has been working since the start of the 112th Congress to pass legislation that would remove the government as a roadblock to job creation and reverse the job-destroying policies of the past two and a half years.


  • Working to protect America’s farmers and consumers

    The most recent unemployment numbers were released last week. Unfortunately they confirmed what most Americans already know: we continue to face economic uncertainty. For September the national unemployment rate stayed at 9.1%, the same rate as August and the second highest monthly level so far this year. As our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes and they are struggling to provide for their families.


  • Herman Cain, and ‘Occupy Wall Street'

        As one Washington Post columnist put it: “Just be patient; you too can lead the field for the Republican presidential nomination.”

        I guess it’s just Herman Cain’s turn right now, given the collapse of Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and all the other would-be “not Mitt Romney” candidates.

  • The cost of abortion on demand

        Back in the 1950s a young woman named Joanne Schieble was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. While there, she became romantically involved with another graduate student, a PhD candidate from Syria. The relationship turned sexual and, in 1954, she got pregnant.

        Her father did not approve of the man she was involved with, so she didn’t marry him at the time. She temporarily left school, went to San Francisco and stayed there until she gave birth. She then gave the baby boy up for adoption.

  • Letters 10/12/11

    Is death an advertisement opportunity?

        Is anyone else offended by the funeral home logos that now appear in the obituaries? 
        I think that it is very sad when something that is supposed to honor our deceased is either turned into a revenue opportunity by the paper or a marketing opportunity by the funeral homes or both.  Granted, if one funeral home does it, the others will have to follow.  But, really? 

  • Americans want commonsense health care reform

    Just over a year and a half ago, with total disregard for the will of the American people, Congress passed and President Obama signed the health care reform overhaul into law. This new law, which I voted against, is defined by federal regulations, mandates, a myriad of new big government programs, and a significant increase in federal spending and debt at a cost to our country too high to bear.

  • BOO! You know what’s coming!

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown
    Dial 9-1-1

    Kids love Halloween!

        Dressing up, scary make-up, and free candy! What’s not to love? Let’s keep this Halloween safe for everyone.