Today's Opinions

  • Pin the blame tail on the donkey

        Rick Howell doesn’t have to worry about me going soft on Barack Obama, a concern he expressed in last week’s Liberal Agenda. I still think President Obama is a disaster. I also remain convinced that Barack Obama hates America, that is, he believes the United States has been a force for evil in the world and he wants to dismantle our global influence.

  • Appreciating teachers

    Many schools will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week or next and hopefully students and parents will take that opportunity to let Bedford County’s teachers know they are, indeed, appreciated.
        Unfortunately that sentiment didn’t come out from last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

  • Letters 04/24/13

    Inspired by book

        I have just finished reading “The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw after it was recommended by a good friend of mine to read.

  • Praying for Boston

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Boston as we mourn the loss of innocent lives, pray for recovery for those injured, and come together as a nation determined to bring those guilty to justice.  The terror we saw in Boston is a stark reminder of how precious the freedoms are that we hold so dear and how lucky we are to live in a country that does not tolerate such terror and hate.


  • Holding government officials accountable to the American people

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez will face a number of questions over the next several days during his confirmation hearings in the Senate.  Many of those questions will revolve around recent reports of Mr. Perez’s mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as a secret backroom deal he made that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars. The laundry list of his questionable actions continues to grow.

  • Commentary: Change needed to protect animals

    By Meredith Buist

        Did you know that perfectly healthy animals are being euthanized in your community right now?
        There are cats that should never be taken from their outdoor homes that are rounded up and incarcerated using your tax dollars. These cats are perfectly fine living where they are they just need to be neutered, vaccinated and returned.

  • Commentary:Trip to 2013 World Ag Expo

    By Richard H. Ruff

        Back in January I saw an ad in a farm publication about the world’s greatest agriculture show.
        I looked up the location on Google Earth and realized that it was located in Tulare County which is in the Central Valley of California. Tulare is the number one agricultural county in the nation and I wanted to see why. I’m not into high tech but thanks to a cousin and my daughter all the travel arrangements, airline, rental car, and motel were made over the Internet.

  • Conservatives just can’t figure it out

    You know, I can’t help but wonder: Has John Barnhart gone soft on Barack Obama?
        The question jumped at me as I was reading one of Mr. Barnhart’s recent musings about just who might be the worst president ever. To my shock, he had a chance to award that dubious title to Barack Hussein Obama, and.....he didn’t take it!