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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Lincoln’ film reminds us of great truths

        Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is an event that everyone should experience during the holiday season, mainly as a lesson in great truths about the American experience.
    The movie deals with the events in the life of the president and the nation in the year 1865, when the South has mostly been defeated and, unbeknownest to all, Lincoln only has a few months to live.

  • Wrestling with the budget bear


        I hope the folks on the Bedford County School Board and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors have a great Christmas, because they are going to have some very tense times after the first of the year. That’s because it will once again be time to climb down into the pit and wrestle with the budget bear.

  • it's time to ramp up production

    ast night the Bedford County School Board and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors were supposed to hold a get-together—a meeting of the minds between the two boards on a variety of issues.
        Let’s hope this meeting proved much more productive than those recently held between them. Putting off action just won’t work anymore; all senseless bickering does is stymie progress.

  • Letter 11/28/12

    Unfortunate
    portrayal

        After watching “Lincoln” tonight at the local theater in Lynchburg, I came away greatly disturbed by the portrayal of The President.

  • Remembering The Gettysburg Address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, we face a great challenge of putting an end to unacceptably high unemployment and getting the American people back to work. And for the future of this country, we face an even greater challenge of getting back on sustainable fiscal footing so that we may preserve the American way for our children and grandchildren.

     

  • Give thanks for our nation’s blessings

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Fixing a badly broken ethanol policy

  • Support growing for military spending cuts

    Lost in the hubbub of the presidential campaign was a brilliant op-ed in the New York Times that made a very convincing argument for finally reducing excessive military spending.
        There’s a specific type of American, a product of our militaristic culture, that supports any and every war no matter what, always believes that America is morally correct in an automatic way once we start dropping bombs or landing troops somewhere.