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Today's Opinions

  • The time to Take Action is now!

    Students at several local schools are taking part in a statewide “Take Action, Don’t Be A Distraction” safe driving campaign.

  • Letters 04/18/12

    Stop the
    rezoning

        Please help stop the PD-1 rezoning for “Harmony in Bedford.”
        Please call/contact, or e-mail the members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors before the April 23 meeting and help stop the PD-1 Rezoning of the farmland located on Pony Acre Rd. and Rt. 460 west, (this is the proposed “Harmony in Bedford” development).

  • Working to eliminate government waste

  • Commentaries

    Editor’s note: Last week’s editorial that listed the spending per pupil by the school districts in Virginia generated quite a bit of reaction from our readers. Those responding were given the opportunity, through this commentary section, to let their thoughts on the subject be printed. We appreciate those who responded and those are printed below.

    Disappointed in editorial

        Table 15 of the Super-intendent’s Annual Report of Virginia seems to be getting a lot of attention over the last couple of weeks. 

  • Study: Conservatives are lazy thinkers


    Conservatives have always been irritated by studies that show that people who have a good, solid formal education tend to be more liberal than those who aren’t very well educated.
        Simply put, people with more education seem to find out the value of an old saying: The more you know, the more you realize what you don’t know. Knowledge is good and is not to be feared.

  • Maybe he isn’t as bad as Obama


        It looks like Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president. Rick Santorum threw in the towel last week, suspending his campaign.

  • House has taken action on an energy plan

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    This past week, I spent time touring the district in order to talk with 5th District Virginians about the most pressing issues facing our country. We made nearly 20 stops across the district and visited with local businesses, families, and individuals to listen to their concerns.

     

  • A Constitutional review: The President’s health care law goes to the Supreme Court

    Two years ago, thousands of Americans came to Washington to protest the passage of President Obama’s health care law. Despite serious concerns regarding the true impact of the legislation and my vote in opposition, this government takeover of health care was signed into law.