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Today's Opinions

  • What the president and America must face

    This is one of those awkward moments when your heroic Bulletin columnists can’t write about the election’s conclusions because we don’t know it yet!
        Therefore, Id’ been thinking about issues that would have to be grappled with by either person who won the November 6 election.
        I’ve settled upon four matters I believe rank as the most important. Some of these weren’t even considered important issues in the election just concluded.

  • Now that it’s over...

    Hopefully, by the time you read this, a winner will have been named in this year’s presidential election.
        If not, Heaven help us. The last situation this nation needs is a closer look at more hanging chads. We’re in trouble if this nation has to relive the 2000 debacle again.

  • Will we choose to avoid the iceberg?

        I don’t know how the election will turn out, as of this writing. The opinion section needs to be ready to transmit to the printer by Tuesday afternoon, long before we have any election results.

  • Letters 10/31/12

    Supports Hicks

        I write to support Dr. John Hicks for the District 3 seat on the Bedford County School Board.
        John Hicks graduated from the University of Georgia.  He later earned a master’s degree in education from Lynchburg College and doctorate in education from the University of Virginia.

  • The House has acted to avoid the fiscal cliff

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At  a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.

     

  • Working to build a better and brighter future for America

    While the national unemployment rate has improved slightly, millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work and millions more are underemployed, forced to accept part time employment because they have been unable to find full time work. Two-thirds of the jobs added last month were only part-time and the amount of jobs added in September is still 36,000 short of what our economy needs to just keep pace with people entering the workforce for the first time.

     

  • Final thoughts before we vote


        Growing up in Bedford County, I remember many positive and pleasant experiences. I also remember the vicious racism of the great majority of white people around me.
        I didn’t know who Martin Luther King Jr. was; but I knew that every white person who talked about him hated him. I can proudly say, though, that my own parents were not among those people.

  • Letters 10/24/12

    Women voters

        53.5% of the voters are Women; that means that 46.5% of the voters are men. For every million who vote 535,000 are women and they favor Obama by 12% to 14%; Men favor Romney by 10%.
        What this means it’s hard to make up the difference in number of votes. Try doing the math.