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Today's Opinions

  • Our children are not for sale

    Human trafficking is an extensive problem worldwide. Even though many of these crimes occur outside of the public eye, the impacts are very real. According to the FBI, sex trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world.

  • Letters 05/07/14

    Letting their voice be heard

        With all that is being said in the media today about public education and bullying, can you explain to me why we tolerate public officials using their position to be a bully?

  • Study: America no longer a democracy

        There was a story a few weeks ago that breezed through the news cycle in about 24 hours – as most of them do – and left, probably without a lot of Americans paying any attention, or really thinking about it.
        It was a comprehensive study conducted by academics who spent years on interviews trying to determine where the power really is in this country.

  • A thought on ending the strife

        I’ve been thinking about how to end the strife that’s been getting a lot of attention recently.
        No, I’m not talking about the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. I’m talking about the current hissing and spitting contest between the board of supervisors and the school board over the budget.

  • Personal agenda

        Attorney General Mark Herring continues to follow his own agenda, rather than the rule of law.
        Last week, Herring decided it was prudent to grant in-state tuition to some students who immigrated to Virginia illegally as children.
        The problem is, for the second time in just a few short months, he circumvented the legislative process, opting instead to bypass what Virginia law says and create his own law.

  • Letters 04/30/14

    Disappointed by decision

        Several months ago a representative from the D Day 70th Anniversary Committee went to every high school in the Bedford District requesting that the marching bands participate in the parade.  At that time no one--and I repeat--no one indicated that there would be any problem.

  • We must increase our energy independence and create jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Holding the VA accountable

    More than 840,000 veterans call Virginia home and more than 20 million reside in the United States. They have served on battlefields across the globe, been stationed at bases both at home and abroad, and spent months, and even years, away from loved ones. They have sacrificed greatly to defend the freedoms you and I enjoy each day. In turn, it is our duty to ensure that they have access to the care needed when their military service is over.