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Today's Opinions

  • Letters

    Who is Barack Obama?

    I have had quite a few letters and feature articles printed in this paper in the past, but it has been a long time since I submitted anything.

    My mom was Josephine DeWitt who was a Kelso News correspondent for over 50 years.

    This is a very important topic at a very strategic time in our country.

  • The importance of reducing wasteful government sSpending

    Reducing government waste has been a top priority for me since arriving in Congress. Congress is charged with the power of the purse and that is a responsibility we cannot take lightly. As we face significant expenditures, such as the passage of the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, which I voted against, we have a responsibility to ensure that American tax dollars are being spent responsibly and do not get lost in wasteful spending.

  • Fraud played a role in financial crisis

    In passing legislation to bail out Wall Street in the financial crisis, mention has been made of the sub-prime loans that were offered to home buyers who could not afford to pay their mortgages. What has been omitted from almost all discussions is the role that sub-prime loans given to illegal immigrants played in this crisis. Nothing in the bailout legislation addresses dealing with illegals and sub-prime mortgages.

  • Stressed-out voters will demand a change

    A story that revealed a telling sign of the times was re-printed from the Chicago Tribune in a local newspaper last week. It helps explain why the campaign for president is developing favorably for Sen. Barack Obama.

    According to the American Psychological Association, eight out of 10 Americans (81 percent) are under great stress over money, jobs, and the economy, a rate that’s increased dramatically just since the spring.

  • The task of preserving the heritage of the Parkway for the next 75 years is this generation's challenge

    When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform the banking systems.

    The concerns of those days are much like the concerns of today.

  • What is a liberal?

    Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

    I guess Bill is a liberal as he’s an active member of the “Democratic” Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.

  • Letters

    Clean country living gone forever

  • Donate your time: It's priceless

    Many non-profit organizations in the area are receiving fewer donations but the needs they endeavor to meet are growing. When you can’t give money, consider time. These groups need support. The information below is provided through the efforts of the Bedford Community Health Foundation and the generosity of The Bedford Bulletin. To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292, between 8 a.m. and noon.