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Today's Opinions

  • Large spending differences separate House and Senate on budget

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        The General Assembly returned to Richmond last week to begin a special session and restart the budget process to adopt the Commonwealth’s 2018-2020 biennial budget.

  • ‘Trump Christians’ can’t justify their hypocrisy

        After last week’s announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will not seek another term in Congress, it’s clear that Republicans know they will suffer a historic defeat at the polls this November.
         It’s all because of the mentally unstable and corrupt pretender in the Oval Office whom they have both enabled and embraced. Aside from what he’s doing to the country, he’s slowly but surely destroying their party, and they have no one to blame but themselves.

  • Try using Google

        I was reading Rick Howell’s The Liberal Agenda last week and I had to chuckle.
        Mr. Howell apparently intensely dislikes  Corey  Stewart, one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the Senate this fall. It seems to go beyond a partisan disagreement. He seems to detest Stewart, and a number of other Republicans, for what they believe.

  • Letters 04/11/18

    Preserve the MS building, auditorium

        My husband and I recently attended a concert by the Bedford Community Orchestra (BCO) held at the Middle School.
        It was fantastic and the BCO can definitely compete with big city events. What a gem to have such a talented orchestra in such a little town! The sound in the Middle School auditorium is perfect!
        Unfortunately, the future of the building is threatened by a new school building outside of town.

  • Legislation provides a solution

    By Ed Baine
    Senior Vice President
    Power Delivery, Dominion Energy.

        For generations, the power company has had a fairly simple relationship with the communities it serves. Customers expected a few basic things to happen: Keep the lights on. Restore power as quickly as possible after an outage. Provide affordable rates.

  • The Va. GOP: Extreme, fanatical, hateful

        With the Trump virus spreading so much toxicity through the national Republican Party, it’s no surprise that much of that is evident in the Virginia GOP.
        It’s not surprising, but it’s very disappointing. The Virginia Republican Party was brought to prominence in the 1960s by moderates, very unlike the right-wing extremists and religious fanatics so evident today.

  • There is no triumph of science

        It’s always fun to read “The Liberal Agenda” when Rick Howell writes about the Bible or history. His column, last week, was no exception.

  • Letters 04/04/18

    Sheriff won’t respond

        Sheriff Brown just won’t respond to my editorials, poor fella. He wants his picture in the paper and on TV. If he’ll answer truthfully, which is not likely, I can almost guarantee he’ll get his picture in the paper.