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Today's Opinions

  • Weak candidates were key to losses


        Since Election Day, a number of people have been looking for explanations about why Republicans failed to evict Barack Obama from the White House.
        One explanation is that the Republicans’ efforts to rally their base and get them to the polls wasn’t as effective as the “Democrats’” efforts. This explanation appears to have some merit because there are some statistics to back it and, in such a close election, whose base turns out in force can be the deciding factor.

  • Don’t forget to shop local

    lot of folks set out this past week to begin marking off items from their Christmas lists.
        That’s good. It’s encouraging to see folks out and about and spending money.
        Just remember as you work your way through those Christmas lists to shop locally as you finish buying those packages for your family and friends this season.
         We owe it to our local merchants to show our support. Those businesses support us all year long.

  • Letters 11/14/12

    Appreciate response

        We are writing again to thank linesmen and crews from City of Bedford Electric for their prompt response to outages during recent storms.
        Over the years and through difficult circumstance they have always exhibited courage, skill and dedication to their customers. We are lucky to have such fine people working on our behalf.
        Thanks again for continued excellence. Keep up the good work.

    David Blumenreich
    Bedford

    The country

  • Letters 11/21/12

    Top story?

        I’m baffled.
        On page one of the November 14 Bedford Bulletin, in the apparent top story of the week, Staff Writer John Barnhart reports on changes to the school board and the city council—interesting news.
         But in the same edition, buried on page six, the ubiquitous staff writer plainly informs us the sky is falling. 
        Isn’t that a bigger story? Doesn’t it deserve front-page coverage?
     
    Frank Spaulding

  • Demanding answers on the Benghazi attack

    It has now been two months since a group of hostile Islamic radicals attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, including two Navy SEALS. Unfortunately, today we know little more about the events leading up to that attack then we did two months ago.

     

  • Info at the click of a mouse

    By Sheriff Mike Brown
    Bedford County

        I would like to invite all citizens of Bedford County to check out our new and improved Web site: www.bedfordcountysheriff.org.
        We gathered all the information most asked about and put it into an easy-to-find format; Concealed weapons permit info, how to get your fingerprints taken, check out the BCSO calendar of events, become one of our RSVP Volunteers, and so much more!

  • GOP dilemma: Change or keep losing


    Demographics.
        If you could boil down to one word how national Republicans managed to lose another presidential election, that would be it. Aside from President Barack Obama’s popularity and the issues that helped him, the GOP’s refusal to come to terms with the changing population face of this country is mostly what got it beaten.
        Some people get very sensitive if you say that the GOP is too white, or “lily white,” as I like to put it. But go to a Republican rally, and tell me what you see.

  • A truly shocking column


        I was absolutely shocked when I read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda” last week. I couldn’t believe my eyes at first! Mr. Howell actually wrote something I agree with. The part of his column that I agreed with consisted of the last four paragraphs where he congratulated Jason Johnson for his election to the the Bedford County School Board.