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Today's Opinions

  • Letter 06/18/14

    Reflections of a Virginia
    country boy

        How much longer will Senators Kaine and Warner and fellow Congressmen allow the gross over reach of the President and his Executive Departments?

  • 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? 

  • Seeking an independent IRS investigation

    On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted to inappropriately targeting conservative groups for “extra scrutiny” in connection with their applications for tax-exempt status.  President Obama denounced this behavior as “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” He pledged that the Administration would “find out exactly what happened” and would make sure wrongdoers were “held fully accountable.” In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days later, Attorney General Eric Holder promised that “this will not be ab

  • 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

  • Has Va. GOP punted the Senate race?

    With municipal elections across Virginia complete, voters won’t be asked to go to the polls again until November for the “mid-term” races.
        The current Congress, with Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans running the House, is set to renew itself as it does every two years.
        Congress has seen its approval ratings steadily sink, even falling to single digits. Ideological stances have tightened and getting things done for the people is less important than clinging to ideology.

  • New evidence warrants an investigation

        I’ve been wondering why “Democrats” seem to be almost hysterical about the House select committee that Speaker of the House John Boehner is setting up to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U. S. consulate in Benghazi that killed our ambassador to Libya, among other Americans. They seem like they are actually afraid of it and I wonder if  they know, or suspect, that there is a huge embarrassment for their party lurking out there, waiting to be discovered.