Today's Opinions

  • We do care!

    By Patrick Ellis

        I am rarely surprised when I disagree with John Barnhart’s weekly conservative commentary, but I am often amazed that a man so rooted in the community can be so oblivious to the pulse and workings of this town. 
        Last week’s column in which he blames the demise of downtown Bedford on big box stores and the apathy of local residents is a new level of cluelessness.

  • Donald Trump: The GOP’s shame

        What does it say about the Republican Party when Donald Trump can spew xenophobic, racist bile on immigration and rise to the top of their polls?
        Perhaps that question is better answered by asking some other questions. Does it show a party aware that it’s already unpopular with Hispanics, an important, growing demographic? No, it doesn’t.
        Does it reflect a party that has an intelligent and reasonable policy for dealing with illegal immigration? No, it doesn’t.

  • Jeb Bush is right

        A couple of weeks ago Jeb Bush took some heat for a comment he made on the campaign trail. Here is the offending comment:

  • 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.