Today's Opinions

  • Staying safe during hunting season

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown


    Dial 9-1-1

  • Repeal presidential two-term limit

        The Republicans could never beat Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR holds a record that many think will never be topped: the only American president to be elected to four terms in office.

        The GOP was so angry at FDR’s achievement it swore to prevent it from ever happening again. As soon as they took over Congress after FDR’s death, they had the law changed to limit a president to only two consecutive terms.

  • Resuscitating the elephant

        A cup of tea seems to be just what the Republican Party needed.

  • We’ll be watching

    Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte will head back to Washington in January with a lot more seniority — and a great deal more responsibility, both to the Republican Party and, even more importantly, to the citizens he represents.

  • Letters 11/10/10

    Unsung heroes

        Another election has been conducted successfully in the City of Bedford.  And there a group of civic minded citizens who made it possible. 
        I would like to publicly acknowledge the election officials who worked to make this election run so smoothly.  As a recent article in a State Board of Election publication put it  “working Election Day brings a whole new meaning to dog tired!” 

  • Honoring those who have served and sacrificed

    It is truly an honor to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. America was founded on the principles of liberty, opportunity and justice for all, and on Veterans Day we recognize the men and women of our armed forces who have valiantly defended these values throughout our nation’s history. We ensure that their willingness to answer the call of their country on foreign battlefields will not quickly be forgotten.

  • Gulf War illnesses

    In the recent past, Department of Veterans Affairs has taken actions to make it easier for those who served in the Persian Gulf War or Afghanistan to obtain disability compensation for certain diseases.

  • Perriello and Boucher deserved better

        The mid-term elections that put Republicans in charge of the House still left them as a minority in the Senate. It created for them a new imperative: they’ll have to show what they’re for instead of what they’re against.

        Locally, Tom Perriello waged a very determined and energetic campaign in the face of an anti-incumbent sentiment that was just too ferocious to overcome.