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Today's Opinions

  • Elected officials can’t ‘play ostrich’

    By Kelly Harmony
    Bedford County School Board
    District 6

        I would like to share a few thoughts of my last four years on the School Board as everyone prepares to vote on June 9.
        Kevin Willis and I joined the fight in Bedford County before we were ever elected to the board. Attending countless meetings, researching information becoming educated on the topics at hand.

  • Candidates riding in on donkeys

        The 2016 Republican presidential field now includes religious right candidates, for whom running for president is like riding their donkeys into Jerusalem.
        A significant part of the party base (perhaps as much as 25 percent) is still said to be “evangelical Christians.”

  • Even his own party doesn’t trust him

        A bill that the Senate passed last week ought to provide a good dose of reality for liberal wing-nuts. They like to accuse critics of President Obama’s negotiations with Iran as being warmongers. But, look at who is among those critics.

  • Spring swings into gear

        If you can’t find something to do in the Bedford area this weekend, you just aren’t looking.
        There is a lot to do!

  • Our veterans deserve better from the VA

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last month marked one year since we learned of the gross mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in tragic outcomes for those who have made countless sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedoms. The problems within the VA are the result of a broken system, and though our work is far from over, the House has worked to implement meaningful, structural reforms to ensure our veterans have the care they deserve.

     

     

  • Letters 05/06/15

    The town we need

        We apparently now have an increase in our Town real estate taxes for the coming fiscal year.    The Town may need this increase, but how can we keep increasing taxes and at the same time cutting needed access to our Landfill and other services. The cuts started some years ago by cutting the hours of operation.

  • School lunches that kids will eat
  • Run, Bernie run: Defend the middle class

        Vermont’s independent U.S. Senator confirmed last week what many have suspected: Bernie Sanders will be a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
        If you don’t follow politics as intensely as I do, it’s possible you’ve never heard of him. But that’s going to change very soon.
        Once known as “the socialist mayor of Burlington,” Vermont, Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.