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Today's Opinions

  • Attacking ads

    ifth District Congressman Tom Perriello attacked his Republican challenger Robert Hurt last week about a political ad being run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in support of Hurt’s campaign.

  • Letters 10-06-10

    We need a Master-Gardener


        The American economy has become a wilderness --- a garden over run with debt thorns and poison-oak loans. But it is not quite moribund. Although not obvious, it is showing a few  twitchings and up-ticks at the farmer’s market and in industrial production.

  • The Small Business Jobs Act cuts taxes for small business owners

  • We must end the uncertainty that plagues our economy

    Last week by a vote of 209-210, with Speaker Pelosi casting the deciding vote, House Democrats voted to adjourn Congress, sending Members home, without stopping a massive $3.9 trillion tax increase that will affect every American.  By putting politics before the American people, the Majority in Congress has voted to keep the threat of looming tax increases and the cloud of uncertainty they have created hanging over our economy.

  • Why are soldiers killing themselves?

        Fort Hood, Texas, is the site of the nation’s largest U.S. Army post and the place where - nearly one year ago - a Muslim Army psychiatrist reportedly opened fire and killed 13 people.

  • Don't just move it, get rid of it

        Goodbye to Joseph Stalin!

        And, good riddance!
        Well, not quite. Uncle Joe is still at the National D-Day Memorial. They just took his bust off its pedestal. After spending a couple of months scratching his head, Robin Reed, the National D-Day Foundation’s executive director finally put his shoe back on and made a decision. Sort of.

  • Letters 09/29/10

    Not the norm


        Around the 20th of August I rode through the cemetery. I’ve lived in Bedford all my life and never had I seen the cemetery look as overgrown. However, the month of August we had a lot of rain and sun. The people of Bedford keep neat well cared for lawns, but much of August they were like the cemetery, they did not look good. Grass went from very brown to extremely green and grew fast. (Very fast.) It was almost wet all day, everyday.

  • Small businesses are powerful job creators

    Small businesses remain the backbone of our economy, and true economic recovery will come from rewarding the innovation and resilience of our local entrepreneurs. I have been fighting to shift the focus from bailing out big companies to investing in small business, and the tide is starting to turn towards a strategy of making, building, and growing things in America again.