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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 09/29/10

    Not the norm


        Around the 20th of August I rode through the cemetery. I’ve lived in Bedford all my life and never had I seen the cemetery look as overgrown. However, the month of August we had a lot of rain and sun. The people of Bedford keep neat well cared for lawns, but much of August they were like the cemetery, they did not look good. Grass went from very brown to extremely green and grew fast. (Very fast.) It was almost wet all day, everyday.

  • Small businesses are powerful job creators

    Small businesses remain the backbone of our economy, and true economic recovery will come from rewarding the innovation and resilience of our local entrepreneurs. I have been fighting to shift the focus from bailing out big companies to investing in small business, and the tide is starting to turn towards a strategy of making, building, and growing things in America again.  

  • A pledge to America


    Six months ago House Republicans launched an innovative online forum, AmericaSpeakingOut.com.  This site allowed folks from all over the country to share their thoughts and suggestions for the future of our county.  We followed up with thousands of town hall meetings and other contacts with constituents. The goal was to start a national dialogue that brought the halls of Congress into American homes.  I am happy to report that is exactly what has happened.  

  • Rooting out corruption in our judicial system

    It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench.  Indeed, only 15 federal judges have been impeached by the House of Representatives in our nation’s history.  However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.

  • Help us protect you

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    540-586-4800
    Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

  • Perriello, Hurt race very close

        A few weeks ago, what I heard from Democratic activists and campaign operatives was four very dreaded words: The House is gone.

        Now, things seem to have brightened a bit. Polling shows that Democrats may not lose control of the House, after all. And, because of the nomination victory of “tea party” weirdo Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, the U.S. Senate seems safe for the party of working people.

  • Not a tempest in a teapot

        The TEA Party movement is certainly not a tempest in a teapot. It’s a tempest, alright, but it certainly won’t fit in a teapot. Right now, it looks more like a hurricane and it’s frightening the party hacks in both major parties.

  • The tale of two hearings

    It’s no wonder the American people have little confidence in the federal government. Two sets of testimony given in Washington last week revealed the severe problems with this nation’s current leadership — both in Congress and at the White House.

        To some, providing leadership for this nation appears to be nothing more than a big joke.