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Today's Opinions

  • Have a happy, and safe, New Year

        Christmas is always a wonderful time. Although the weather can be gray and gloomy, the lights and decorations and holiday fun provides a cheerful counterpoint to that.
        Now the Christmas Day is behind us, we have one more celebration ahead of us — New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

  • Letters 12/19/12

    Prepare to share

        The holiday season of Christmas spending is truly out of hand.
        Families are over-extending themselves for years to come by “maxing out” numerous credit cards for that one day of celebration. Children are being over-showered with too many material gifts that to some are not really appreciated.

  • Now’s the Time – Resolve to be Ready in 2013!


        New year … new start!  Now is the time for you and your family to make an important resolution for 2013 that won’t cost much and could save a lot of heartache: resolve to be ready for any emergency.
        Whether severe winter storms, tornadoes, spring flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes or something else hits Virginia next year, you can be prepared ahead of time. 

  • Christmas Memories

    By Becky Wuergler
    Bedford

        Christmas in the country in the early 1950’s  was  a Currier and Ives moment.   I remember it well.
        It was a time of family and friends, and less about gifts.  We always had gifts under the tree, but Christmas was so much more than that.

  • Protecting Americans right to work

  • Christmas, Peace, and George McGovern

    Surely another Christmas is not about to pass, although the calendar would disagree.
        Time flies when you’re having fun is the old saying. But once you get past a certain age, well, time just flies anyway.
        “So, this is Christmas,” John Lennon wrote. “And what have you done? Another year older; another year gone.”
        But the rest of the song is not as depressing as all that; nor should    we be about the passing of yet another year.

  • Up to mischief

        As if you weren’t peeved at banks enough:  Now comes HSBC.
        The two seminal issues of America’s 21st century have been the War on Terror and our ongoing economic malaise.
        The two are not independent of one another.  Undoubtedly, the vast treasure we have spent pursuing bad guys has been a drain on our economic strength.

  • Really Good News

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        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:)