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Today's Opinions

  • A shower is not all he needs

        Before reading last week’s “Conservatively Speaking” column, I should have known something was up when I saw that John Barnhart had been snooping around one of my social media accounts.
        Well, what’s a good liberal Catholic to do, huh? Mr. Barnhart is surely a sensitive soul, and he took exception to my sarcastic references to Bob McDonnell’s link to Regent “University” (and I insist on the quotes).

  • Centerfest Corner

    By Amanda Adams
    Executive Director
    Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        As we get closer to our 33rd annual Centerfest, which will take place on September 27, we are just so excited about the many inspiring vendors who will fill the streets of Centertown!
        Where would Centerfest be without its vendors? The lovely, talented people that set up in the middle of our streets, that last warm Saturday in September, are the ones breathe life into our festival!

  • A clue from history?

    By Bob Cornell
    Bedford

        We assume we are advanced builders, thinkers and politicians in our 21st century but think of the capabilities of those living almost 700 years ago. 
        The Ming dynasty ruled China for 276 years from 1368 to 1644.  The Ming dynasty is described as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history.”   During the Ming dynasty China was the world’s superpower with the largest population and economy. 

  • Protecting the balance of powers

    What we are witnessing today is one of the greatest challenges to our constitutional system in the history of this country.” Jonathan Turley, law professor and supporter of President Obama, made this statement in his testimony before the House Rules Committee just a few days ago on the continued abuse of power by the Obama Administration.

     

  • Four years later, Dodd Frank’s impacts continue to hamper Main Streets

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Four years ago, President Obama signed the Dodd Frank Act, which was intended to address the underlying issues that led to the financial crisis and create a safer financial system. Instead, this 2,300 page law, which establishes 400 new government regulations, has led to disproportionately negative impacts and costs for community banks, small businesses, and consumers, while doing little to tackle the issues that truly drove the crisis.

     

  • Supporting our local businesses

    The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging you to shop small on Saturday, November 29.  That date is now known as Small Business Saturday—an opportunity to help small business owners with their most pressing need—getting more customers.
        Our local businesses deserve this attention.
        The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the largest shopping weekends of the year.     

  • ‘Democrats’ need to face reality

        It’s amazing the way “Democratic” party hacks so reliably resort to accusations of racism for their own partisan political purposes.
        Most of the time they try to say that President Obama’s critics are racists. How could anyone oppose the policies of Barack the Magnificent, the glory of whose splendor, like the rising sun, brings light and life to all? They must just hate him because they are racists.

  • What, exactly, is a ‘unit’ committee?

      
        This week, I’d wanted to write about the clear signs that national Republicans – who are about to take over the whole Congress – are already acting as extremists and abandoning any notion of working with the president. But that subject will wait.
        The fact is, I’ve been doubled up in laughter-inspired hysterics over the recent actions of Bedford County Republicans. I just couldn’t let the subject go without comment.