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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 11/16/11

    Thank you to

    the voters of Bedford

        I want to say thank you to the voters of Bedford.
        On November 8 my election results were not as I had hoped for, but I sincerely appreciate this country for providing me the opportunity to even be on the ballot. I want to thank the many people I have had the privilege of meeting these past couple of months. I have met some truly inspiring and great people in this community and I thank each and every one of you for your words of encouragement and support.

  • It’s time to really fix housing

    By U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)

     

     

    Recently, I attended a community meeting hosted by faith leaders in Northern Virginia’s Prince William County that brought together more than 1,000 anxious homeowners and several leading mortgage lenders.

     

  • Honoring the sacrifices of our veterans by putting an end to out of control government spending

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I traveled across the 5th District and met with and talked to many Central and Southside Virginia veterans.

     

    In addition to attending events throughout the District, I hosted veterans’ roundtables in Danville and Charlottesville to hear directly from those who have given so much to our nation and to listen to some of their concerns.

  • The land of the free and the home of the brave

    With the recent commemoration of Veterans Day, Americans across this country had the opportunity to honor the lives and sacrifices of the men and women in our nation’s armed forces past and present. They have dedicated themselves to securing the safety and freedom of their fellow Americans by putting the needs of their country before their own. We enjoy rights and freedoms unmatched by any other nation in the world and it is these brave servicemen and women who have made and continue to make that possible.

  • Conservative causes lose at polls

        One year before national Republicans are counting on ejecting Barack Obama from the White House, they and their various extremist causes took a whipping last week at the polls.

        The best result was in Ohio, where voters rejected Gov. John Kasich’s attempt to destroy the public sector unions. By a wide margin, Ohio voters repealed a law passed in the spring that would have prohibited bargaining for health care benefits by teachers, firefighters and other state employees.

  • It’s a mean economy

        We are experiencing a really mean economy, the worst I’ve ever seen. In fact, I believe that there are probably few people still living who can remember it being worse. Nationally, the unemployment rate is 9 percent and job growth has been sluggish. Two years after the recession’s end we’ve only made up for perhaps about a fourth of the jobs that were destroyed in the downturn. In the meantime, more new graduates have entered the job market.

  • Time to get together

    The makeup of two of the county’s governing bodies will change significantly, come Jan. 1.

        Last week’s elections saw an incumbent from both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board defeated in the local races and each board will also have at least one newcomer.

  • Letters 11/09/11

    The search for Robbie Wood


        On Tuesday Oct 26 as I was studying for the Air Force Association’s Cyberpatriot competition, I got a phone call. It was from an officer at my local Civil Air Patrol squadron, of which I am the Cadet Commander, calling to see if I could get a search team together for a missing person search. With the help of the other cadets with me, I activated the phone tree and was able to get a search team together in less than an hour.