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Today's Opinions

  • Now is the time get leadership from the President and the Senate

    By Robert Hurt

    Each month we provide an address to the people of Virginia’s 5th District to keep you posted on the work we are doing in Washington and throughout the District. You may read our February video address below:

     

  • Making America more free and competitive
  • Read the Record

    By Douglas W. Rideout Jr.
    Bedford

        The people’s voice of concern for the future of Bedford County is documented and formulated into the Comprehensive Plan, which was tabulated by scientific surveys. In a true democracy the “voice of the people,” as expressed in the Comprehensive Plan, is carried out by the elected leaders. One major issue of concern to 95 percent of all citizens surveyed is the protection of Agricultural Lands within Bedford County.

  • Some Republicans balk at Cuccinelli

    It’s fair to say that in Virgnia we’ve never had an attorney general quite like Ken Cuccinelli.
        In a sense, Cuccinelli has made more news over the last four years than has the governor, Bob McDonnell.
        He has taken his office, which has only a few simple constitutionally-prescribed duties, and turned it into a raging tea-party front for his decidedly extreme right-wing views.

  • Private sector unions are fine

        It’s apparent, from Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda, last week, that he never read the column I wrote for the Sept. 12, 2001, edition of the Bedford Bulletin. In that column, I lauded private sector unions and, I believe, I did a far better job of it than Mr. Howell did last week.

  • $85 billion?

    ll of this hoopla over $85 billion? Really? That’s what we’re supposed to believe?
        If the federal government can’t figure out how to cut $85 billion from a $3.8 trillion budget, we’re in deeper trouble than we thought.
        Three-fourths of this nation’s citizens don’t yet know what sequestration is—and even less really care. The President and Congress just don’t get it; we want a government that truly serves the people, not their own political interests.

  • Letters 02/27/13

    Sequestration: Let’s take a
    closer look

        You would think that the world is going to come to an end if we allow Sequestration to happen, right? … This big idea of President Obama called Sequestration was supposed to show his commitment to making cuts in spending someplace down the road if the loyal opposition  Republicans did not join him in making the hard choices in the “right” spending cuts and revenue increases on the ugly rich folks who make over $250,000.

  • Honoring Staff Sergeant Berry and All 5th District veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt