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Today's Opinions

  • Election 2012

    The election is over: If your candidate won, it’s time to celebrate; if your favorite lost, it’s not time to despair.
        That’s the great news about this country—there is always hope and there is always the opportunity to work for change.
        Local elections brought some of that change.

  • Helping our children learn about the Constitution

    On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed their names to the United States Constitution.  In doing so, they laid the framework on which we have built our nation.

     

  • Medicare Part D Questions and Answers

    By Rev. Geoff Hubbard
    Chairman, Board of Directors
    Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry

        What is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is an addition to Medicare that helps seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. Medicare Part A (hospitalization) and Medicare Part B (visits to the doctor) are both government run. However Medicare Part D is run by private insurance companies. Many companies offer different plans and it is up to each person to find the plan that offers the best coverage for their particular medical needs.

  • What the president and America must face

    This is one of those awkward moments when your heroic Bulletin columnists can’t write about the election’s conclusions because we don’t know it yet!
        Therefore, Id’ been thinking about issues that would have to be grappled with by either person who won the November 6 election.
        I’ve settled upon four matters I believe rank as the most important. Some of these weren’t even considered important issues in the election just concluded.

  • Now that it’s over...

    Hopefully, by the time you read this, a winner will have been named in this year’s presidential election.
        If not, Heaven help us. The last situation this nation needs is a closer look at more hanging chads. We’re in trouble if this nation has to relive the 2000 debacle again.

  • Will we choose to avoid the iceberg?

        I don’t know how the election will turn out, as of this writing. The opinion section needs to be ready to transmit to the printer by Tuesday afternoon, long before we have any election results.

  • Letters 10/31/12

    Supports Hicks

        I write to support Dr. John Hicks for the District 3 seat on the Bedford County School Board.
        John Hicks graduated from the University of Georgia.  He later earned a master’s degree in education from Lynchburg College and doctorate in education from the University of Virginia.

  • The House has acted to avoid the fiscal cliff

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At  a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.