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Today's Opinions

  • A scandal-ridden presidency

        Barack Obama has earned himself a place in history for presiding over one of America’s most scandal-ridden presidencies — certainly the most scandal-ridden since Richard Nixon’s Watergate debacle. There are so many that it would be difficult for the media, even if most members of the mainstream media weren’t President Obama’s lap dogs, to give any single one major coverage.

  • Back to school

    There will be some changes this year as more than 10,000 Bedford County students head back to Bedford County Public Schools on Thursday, Aug. 15.
        For one, the school year starts earlier—and will end earlier.
        There will also be one unified school system this year, the city of Bedford no longer exists and town of Bedford students are now officially part of the county school system.

  • Letters 07/31/13

    Freedom of speech, religion

        Rick Howell states that he is not about to get into a long discussion of the Bible, thereby, in his mind, silencing those who disagree with him.
        There are still some of us out here who believe in the freedom of speech and religion. We will not remain silent while he distorts the teachings of the Bible. Really, he should actually read any book from cover to cover before he expounds upon on it. It is risky to criticize something without a thorough knowledge of its contents.

  • The PATH Act: Protecting homeowners and taxpayers in Virginia’s Fifth District

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Since the start of the 113th Congress, we in the House of Representatives have remained committed to advancing pro-growth policies that will promote economic recovery, encourage job creation, and lower taxes. It is my responsibility as your representative in Washington to do everything I can to make it easier for our small businesses, farmers, and individuals and families to succeed.

  • Immigration reform is about getting it right

    Right now Congress is engaged in a serious debate on immigration reform. In the House of Representatives, we are taking a step-by-step approach to methodically review each component of immigration reform in detail. While the Senate has produced their own bill, I believe it is fundamentally flawed and unworkable because it repeats the mistakes of the past and does not guarantee the enforcement of our immigration laws.

     

  • Veterans aid and attendance benefits

    By Bob Kibler

        Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.

  • Oh, how the meaning has changed!

        “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
        When in Washington, D.C. recently, I saw those words on a statue which stands outside of the National Archives.
        My wife, upon reading the phrase, commented, “Boy, has the meaning of THAT changed.”
        Indeed it has.
        There exists some confusion regarding who it was who made that quote in the first place.  Some say it was Thomas Jefferson.  Others insist it was Wendell Phillips.

  • Some GOP donors reject Cuccinelli

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s problematic campaign for governor is running into some opposition even within his own party, as he attempts to parlay his extremist record into the Governor’s Mansion.
        Virginia Republicans, like many state parties around the nation, have succumbed to the passions of the far-right “tea party” types, and they are the ones who engineered Cuccinelli’s nomination at a sparsely-attended convention.