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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 06/11/14

    Where were the local bands?

        I am so proud to be a part of the wonderful Bedford Community.   The celebration and honors for our veterans this past week was awe  inspiring.  I can’t say enough about the staff and volunteers at the D-Day Memorial.  They  do a fabulous job year around, but they outdid themselves last week.

  • Letters 06/04/14

    Rush to judgment

        The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) is concerned by the rush to judgment on the possible closure of two elementary schools in the county. We urge that no decision be made until completing a careful evaluation of all relevant factors, as further discussed below.

  • Letter 05/28/14

    Supporting
    traditional
    marriage

        On May 13, 2014, I, along with hundreds of others, traveled to Richmond to stand in support of traditional marriage.  Why does someone close to sixty years of age take a day off from work and travel over two and a half hours on a beautiful spring day? If not me, then who? 

  • Letters 05/21/14

    Thank you

        Thank you to all the responders to our home on May 16 to rescue my husband and son from our pond; all dispatchers, Dept. of Game and Wildlife, Fire and Rescue squad and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department. We are very grateful to all.

    The Rosko Family
    Bedford

    Huge success

  • The House is leading the way with a full investigation into the Benghazi attacks

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Putting an end to the government’s bulk data collection

    After months of oversight and collaboration between members from both sides of the aisle, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to address concerns surrounding our nation’s intelligence gathering programs. The bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act (H.R.

  • GOP campaign cry: “Benghazi, or Impeach?”

    With 2014 being the year of mid-term elections in President Obama’s final term, you’d think Republicans would be out and about telling the country about their ideas.
        But old habits really do die hard, and especially the old habits of the modern GOP, whose aging, white male conservatives not only have no new ideas of their own, but they’ve never been able to advance beyond their simple hatred and resentment of this particular president.

  • A threatening gesture?

        I couple of articles I’ve read in the Wall Street Journal this month have gotten me thinking about the Baltic States.
        One was an opinion piece in the Journal’s weekend edition on May 3 written by a German fellow named Hans-Werner Sinn, who was identified as president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany. In the commentary, entitled “Why we should give Putin a chance,” Mr. Sinn wrote: