Today's Opinions

  • A celebration of freedom and liberty

    In a letter to his wife in 1776, John Adams predicted that great anniversary celebrations marked with “pomp and parade” would take place each year on the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain. While he was right about the celebrations of freedom that have taken place for well over two hundred years, the date we all know is the Fourth of July – the date the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by the Congress.

  • Conservatives stumble over race again

        For a long time, conservative Republicans have explained away racism, rationalized it, or even denied its existence outright in instances where it appears obvious to everyone else.
        In the recent spate of police shooting or beating deaths of African-Americans, conservatives seemed to search the very stars in the heavens for any answer other than one that involved racism.

  • A truly moving experience

        People who have a clean desk never know the pleasure of finding something they thought they lost.
        The Bedford Bulletin moved to new quarters at 233 Depot Street last week and I found all sorts of things as I dug through nearly 18 years of clutter prior to our move. I didn’t unearth an original copy of Magna Carta, but I did find a Bedford City Council agenda from 1997. I also found an appointment calendar from 2000. I figured that I wouldn’t need either of them, so I tossed them.

  • Taking necessary steps toward a viable, reliable health care system

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • Keeping internet access tax-free

    The clock is ticking down on a key law that protects Internet freedom. On October 1, 2015, a temporary moratorium on state taxation of Internet access will expire.


  • Why close Thaxton Elementary?

    By Jeannie Crawn

        When I would drop my child off at Thaxton Elementary School I always felt like I was leaving her with family. Everyone there would greet you with a smile and helped you to the best of their ability.

  • One of the deadliest drugs

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

        In light of the large heroin bust made last week, I wish to emphasize the overall importance of getting this drug off our streets and how such a drug can bring a wonderful community like Bedford, to its knees if allowed to fester.  As a Sheriff’s Office we are concerned about getting the heroin addicts help, we are also equally concerned about the damage they inflict on innocent members of society.

  • Letters 06-24-15


        In his June 3 article Mr. Howell must have reached the level of all those Liberals and other  Democrats he so dearly loves. His column seems to have deteriorated in nothing   more than a “bash all Republicans/Conservatives” swill chart.