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Today's Opinions

  • Social Security Administration alleviates bureaucratic inefficiencies
  • Hot air wins the day

    Last week, 52 percent of American voters chose slick talk over proven leadership.

    Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe Barack Obama will turn out to be a fine president. Or, perhaps he’ll end up being a mediocre Jimmy Carter. Or, we may be so sick of the change he’ll bring that we’ll wish him good riddance in 2012.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Thumbs up to everyone who took the time out last Tuesday to cast their ballots in the local, state and national elections. The 5th District Congressional District race shows just how much your vote counts. As of Tuesday morning that race was separated by just 745 votes, with Democratic challenger Tom Perriello leading incumbent Republican Virgil Goode. If that margin stands, it will work out to less than three votes per precinct being the difference in the race. That's not very many, considering some 126,917 eligible voters didn't show up to vote Tuesday in the District.

  • Letters

    Wet and Wine Noses

    Wine and Wet Noses did go together quite well at Savoy-Lee Winery!

    We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came out in support ofAll-American Mutt Rescue and the animals of Bedford County and Central Virginia that have a need to be rescued, rehomed, and loved forever.

    It turned out to be a beautiful day weather-wise and it was a very heartwarming day to see so many pets participating in the day with their families. It was wonderful to see so many of our former fosters with their new forever families.

  • 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.

    Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, began as a day of remembrance for those who died during the First World War.

  • Taking care of those who have taken care of us

    Each year, Veterans Day offers us a day of reflection and recognition of the sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made for our country. With one of the largest populations of veterans and active duty service members, Virginia plays a vital role in our nation’s defense. It is only proper that we honor their service and sacrifice with the necessary benefits that they have earned and deserve.

  • Providing Virginia with the tools to access its energy supplies

    Every day folks across Virginia and the nation are confronted with the rising cost of energy, from the price at the pump to soaring electric bills. While the Majority in Congress has succeeded in strangling any efforts to tap into traditional energy resources in America, our nation’s citizens have suffered. They have suffered with skyrocketing gas and food prices, and they have suffered from the fear that we are increasingly dependent on foreign and sometimes hostile nations for our oil supply and they want something done about it.

  • Veterans Day honors patriotism, sacrifice

    On November 11, 2008, our country will once again honor America’s service members by commemorating Veterans Day.