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Today's Opinions

  • Town Meeting

        I will be holding a Town Meeting at the Moneta Library on January 21st from 10:00 to 11:30 a. m.  I hope you will find the time to stop by and talk about Bedford County.

  • A new year with the same challenges

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I met with fellow citizens from the 5th District this past week and attended events and roundtables in Charlottesville down to Southside, it remains clear that creating jobs, removing burdensome government regulations on small business owners, and putting our economy on a fiscally sustainable course continue to be the top priorities for Central and Southside Virginians.

     

  • Protecting our system of checks and balances

  • Romney won’t be stopped now

    Primaries and caucuses will continue as the Republican presidential race plays out until the summer convention, but for all practical purposes, it’s over. Mitt Romney will be the party’s 2012 nominee for president.
        There seems to be no realistic scenario for anyone – even a still-mentioned “late entry” into the race – to prevent what appears inevitable.

  • The public’s right to know shouldn’t be a burden

    Gadov. Bob McDonnell released this week 20 ways in which he wants to see the state government become less burdensome on local governments. Some of those are good ideas and should be addressed. Some, however, are simply an ongoing attempt to hide what government is doing and should be rejected.
        When it comes to having the government’s actions open to the public, any attempts to hide those actions is a step backward. That’s why including two references to the public’s right to know in the mandate proposal is not acceptable.

  • Letters 01/11/12

    Battle provides for less fortunate


        The weeks leading into Christmas were so very busy and exciting for the 1st ever Battle of the Stockyards. Even though we only had a few short weeks to achieve our goals, all three of the stockyards did a wonderful job. Each stockyard was to raise 200 cans of food for RAM house and 200 toys for Toys for Tots. While each stockyard did not quite meet their individual goal, collectively we did a great job of helping these two organizations during their greater times of need.

  • Hitchens was no hero of mine

    I have enough ego to enjoy seeing my name on this page not once, but twice, and in a headline at that. Pretty cool!
        But I don’t think that my opposite here, the one who “speaks conservatively,” meant to flatter me when he titled his last column “Howell’s Hero and other thoughts.”

  • A pox on both their houses


        I suspect that the outcome of this fall’s elections won’t revolve around which party the American electorate likes the best. It’s more likely that the party, with which Americans are least disgusted, will come out on top. Neither “Democrats” nor Republicans came out of last year’s legislative Chinese fire drills looking good.