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Today's Opinions

  • Time for conservatives to reconcile

        I don’t yet know, as of this writing, who won yesterday’s Republican primary. There is one thing I do know, however: 5th Congressional District conservatives will need to unite behind the winner if they hope to unseat Congressman Tom Perriello in November.

        If they don’t want to see Perriello back for another two years, Republican establishment types and TEA Party people are going to have to reconcile. The equivalent of a divorce will only give Perriello an easy path to reelection.

  • Letters

    Take Pride in SML thank you

        Each year for the past 22 years, the residents and friends of Smith Mountain Lake, our Community, have used the first Saturday of May as an annual “Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake” cleanup day to make sure that our lake looks its very best for our Summer use and also for our visitors. It’s important for our businesses and also for our own enjoyment of the lake. 

  • Robert Hurt ee and all the others

        Next week, Republicans in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District will choose a nominee to face a Democratic congressman considered one of the “most vulnerable” incumbents in the country.

        Numerous GOP candidates have emerged from various places in the district to win the nod against Tom Perriello, who beat the seemingly unbeatable Virgil Goode two years ago by less than one thousand votes.

  • Say 'No' to the Stalin bust

        A few years ago a visit by a delegation from the local American Legion post should have served warning on Dr. William McIntosh that a proposed bust of Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial would not be well received. He and the D-Day Memorial Foundation chose to proceed with the plan anyway. Jim Morrison’s well written column in last week’s Bedford Bulletin indicated why so many veterans are upset about that decision.

  • Let your voice be heard

    Today, the American people are facing one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  Our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes, and many are worried about the future their children and grandchildren will inherit. They are deeply concerned about the outlook for our great country and wonder if their children will grow up in the same America they did.  People are looking for solutions to the problems we face. 

  • A standing O

    You’ve got to wonder just what’s going on at the White House and its administration these days, as well as with the Democrats in Congress.

        The administration continues to attack Arizona’s new illegal immigration law without actually reading it, apologizes to world leaders of communist countries for “human rights violations” in this country and then applauds leaders who stand in our own halls of Congress to denounce this great country.

  • Letters

    Against the

    mission

     

        My husband and I have visited the National D-Day Memorial several times and we are still moved by what we see and by what was sacrificed by many young Americans during World War II.

           Installing a bust of Stalin is totally against the mission of the memorial.  We are almost moved to tears when we see the soldiers pulling themselves up the steep cliffs and crawling through the water to defend the United States in that D-Day landing. 

  • Perriello joins effort to restore public faith in our democratic institutions

    When I came to Congress last year, I promised to fight for economic relief for my constituents, but also to change the way business is done in Washington. For far too long, both parties have answered to the special interests instead of to the people. Sometimes it can seem like Congress is not bound by the same rules as everyone else. It’s time to bring Main Street values of decency, openness, and accountability to the halls of Washington.