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Today's Opinions

  • Sanctuary city policies endanger communities
  • Letters 07/15/15

    The sky’s not falling

        The editorial of John Barnhart in the 08 July 2015 Bedford Bulletin missed the mark on several key points.   Mr. Barnhart apparently believes he knows absolute truth.  Yet he makes erroneous historical comparisons and is unable to distinguish Supreme Court cases.

  • Finally, South Carolina rejects racist flag

        “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of.”
        With that, Republican Governor Nikki Haley congratulated the South Carolina legislature for its overwhelming votes to take down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. Hours later last Thursday, she signed the bill. The flag came down the next day.
        This was a long overdue change that moved swiftly after the racist killings of nine worshipers at a historic African-American church in Charleston last month.

  • What can you do about that?

        Last week, our second full week in our new office on 233 Depot Street, I was thinking of some of the advantages of our move. One is that I’m within walking distance of Fisher’s. I discovered that I can call in an order for a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit and it’s ready by the time I walk there. The other advantage is that I no longer drive down Washington Street to get to the office.

  • Letters 07/08/15

    My perspective on the sheriff

        As a retired DC cop, living at the lake, I would like to comment on some comments I read in your paper last week.
         I am a fairly new resident to the county but my wife’s family has lived here for approximately 20 years. My remarks are in reference to, and support of, another ‘alumni’ of the Metro Police Department, Sheriff Brown.

  • We must avoid following in Greece’s footsteps

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A majority of Americans support scrapping the tax code

    Three out of four Americans say the current federal tax code is unfair. While this number is the result of a recent survey by the nonprofit group Let Freedom Ring, you only have to try wading through the depths of the tax code yourself to come to the same conclusion. The tax code is inherently unfair, inefficient, and mind-numbingly complex at times.

     

  • What the Confederate flag means to me

    By Steve Everett
    Forest

        Someone asked me what is so special about the Confederate flag.
        Well, I can tell you, plain and simple. To me it has a lot to do with someone I wish I could have met, my third great grandfather, Elias Newman. He, along with four of his brothers proudly served our country in the Confederate army during the bleak and horrific time in our nation’s history that we call the Civil War.