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Today's Opinions

  • Know what to do during severe weather

    Severe weather season has kicked into full gear in our area.

  • Fatherless families need prayer

    In June each year we celebrate Fathers Day, which is somewhat ironic since our nation is experiencing an undeniable and frightening trend toward fatherlessness.

    U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that there were about three million single-mother families 1970. In 2006 there were 10.4 million. These numbers should alarm everyone in our community and nation. That is why we at the Bedford Christian Fellowship believe that the month of Fathers Day is an appropriate time to turn our attention to absentee fathers.

  • Conservatism's legacy of failure

    Now that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee for president, our party will begin to heal itself and get ready to win the fall election against Republican John McCain.

    Everyone knows that by all barometers of how presidential campaigns are judged - or in this case, anticipated - this is definitely a year that the Democratic nominee should win. The current Republican administration is widely loathed, and the great majority of Americans are not just sick of the war in Iraq, they’ve figured out, too, that the whole thing, built on lies, was unnecessary.

  • Former Bush insider blows the whistle

    “What I know is that war should only be waged when it is necessary, and the war in Iraq was not necessary.”

    Those immortal words speak a truth that most Americans have long since discovered; we did not need to go to war in Iraq. There was no “threat from Iraq,” as we were repeatedly told in late 2002 and early 2003. America’s freedom was not at stake in ancient Mesopotamia.

  • Sometimes you can see it coming

    I can still recall the August evening, 34 years ago, when I sat with some friends and listened to Richard Nixon give his resignation speech.

    Nixon's resignation was no surprise. By the time I came home from college for the summer, it was already obvious that Nixon was toast. His support among his own party's senators was evaporating and it was clear that, if impeached, a vote to remove him from office would probably pass the Senate.

    Sometimes it's obvious how certain things will turn out.

  • The shot I'll remember

    If the first hole was any indication, it was going to be a very long day.

    I had received the invitation to go to a media day for the grand reopening of The Water’s Edge Golf Course and gladly accepted. Bulletin publisher Jay Bondurant and I set out for the course about 8 a.m. Thursday.

    It had been two years since I had been on a golf course. I wasn’t very good then and the first hole we played Thursday proved I hadn’t gotten any better with age.

  • Letters

    Speaking out

    Thank you to the Bedford Bulletin Editor for speaking on behalf of residents and business owners, especially when Bedford City officials turn a deaf ear and require a proposed business owner to “build a sidewalk to nowhere.” The May 14 editorial is piercingly clear: City Planners, supported by (Assistant) City Manager Warner, are enforcing an ordinance in a way that is simply unfair and inconsistent, and needs to change.

  • Before too long, we may all be relying on pedal power

    udos to the Bedford Police Department for helping save the city $1,000 a month in fuel costs.

    Though that savings wasn’t the primary reason for starting its bike patrol a year ago, it’s definitely a welcome side effect. As fuel prices continue to go up, pedal power is at least saving city taxpayers some money.