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Today's Opinions

  • We must not let anything happen to stifle the growth

    Last week, Congress completed several pieces of overdue legislation to provide economic relief for the middle class and the unemployed, approve adequate reimbursements for doctors under Medicare, and to censure a senior legislator following an ethics investigation. In the weeks remaining in the 111th Congress, we have an opportunity and obligation to complete meaningful work on job creation and economic relief for working families, on a bipartisan basis wherever possible.

  • Tax increases are not the way to rebuild our economy

    The American people continue to face one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  The latest unemployment numbers mark the 16th consecutive month that our nation’s unemployment rate has been at or above 9.5 percent – the longest period since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, these are numbers that the American people are all too familiar with and yet the Democrats in Congress continue to pursue an agenda that will further threaten American job creators and families.  

  • Don’t let ‘Scrooge’ ruin your holiday

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

    540-586-4800
    Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

  • End the wars; cut military spending

        Do you ever wonder how it could be that most Americans are so unconcerned, so blasé, about a U.S. war in a strange, foreign country where we have now been embroiled for nearly 10 years?

        How many of us, in our daily routines, ever even hear people talking about this war, one way or the other? Either for it or against it? While the Iraq war was raging, during Bush’s last term, Afghanistan was occasionally mentioned as “the forgotten war.”

  • You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

        Rick Howell made an interesting effort, in last week’s The Liberal Agenda, to make Nancy Pelosi seem like just a sweet li’l ol’ granny. When Granny Pelosi rammed a massive health care reform bill though the House of Representatives, she had our best interests at heart. She just wants to make sure we all have good health care when we get a runny nose.

  • For now it’s a fair compromise

    The President’s willingness to reach an agreement with Republicans on controversial tax issues is the right step to take. The real question now becomes whether the Democrats in Congress will follow suit and actually pass the proposal.
        That’s a lot less likely.

  • Letters 12/01/10

    Generous
    community


        At this time of giving thanks, the Food Pantry at the Bedford Christian Ministries would like to thank all the churches that have donated so generously to us this year. 
        We appreciate every can and box you have given and the hungry in our community do too.  We also need to thank the managers, employees and most of all the customers of the Food Lion on Longwood Avenue. They have come through for us beyond our wildest dreams. 

  • More members needed

    On behalf of Montvale Rescue Squad may I take this opportunity to write and give thanks to you for  the press coverage  of our 40th Anniversary.