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Today's Opinions

  • Good riddance

    Why anyone would feel the need to give props to recently departed Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez seems beyond explanation, but it’s certainly all the rage this past week for folks on the left.
        Suddenly this inept, dictatorial politician is eulogized as a conquering hero, a champion of the poor, a standard-bearer for all that is right and good.

  • Letters 03/06/13

    A tax
    disincentive
        I would like to share my perspective on the impending Transportation bill awaiting your signature. My background is in engineering, thus I try to evaluate problems from an analytical approach. The one part of the bill that seems completely contradictory to existing Virginia code (law) pertains to the proposed $100 annual fee (tax) on hybrid vehicles.
        I will not cite the complete code regarding energy; however, I am listing a few specific line items to illustrate my point:

  • Now is the time get leadership from the President and the Senate

    By Robert Hurt

    Each month we provide an address to the people of Virginia’s 5th District to keep you posted on the work we are doing in Washington and throughout the District. You may read our February video address below:

     

  • Making America more free and competitive
  • Read the Record

    By Douglas W. Rideout Jr.
    Bedford

        The people’s voice of concern for the future of Bedford County is documented and formulated into the Comprehensive Plan, which was tabulated by scientific surveys. In a true democracy the “voice of the people,” as expressed in the Comprehensive Plan, is carried out by the elected leaders. One major issue of concern to 95 percent of all citizens surveyed is the protection of Agricultural Lands within Bedford County.

  • Some Republicans balk at Cuccinelli

    It’s fair to say that in Virgnia we’ve never had an attorney general quite like Ken Cuccinelli.
        In a sense, Cuccinelli has made more news over the last four years than has the governor, Bob McDonnell.
        He has taken his office, which has only a few simple constitutionally-prescribed duties, and turned it into a raging tea-party front for his decidedly extreme right-wing views.

  • Private sector unions are fine

        It’s apparent, from Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda, last week, that he never read the column I wrote for the Sept. 12, 2001, edition of the Bedford Bulletin. In that column, I lauded private sector unions and, I believe, I did a far better job of it than Mr. Howell did last week.

  • $85 billion?

    ll of this hoopla over $85 billion? Really? That’s what we’re supposed to believe?
        If the federal government can’t figure out how to cut $85 billion from a $3.8 trillion budget, we’re in deeper trouble than we thought.
        Three-fourths of this nation’s citizens don’t yet know what sequestration is—and even less really care. The President and Congress just don’t get it; we want a government that truly serves the people, not their own political interests.