Today's Opinions

  • Class divisions have always existed

        President Obama’s recent proposal to levy new taxes on millionaires and billionaires has produced the cry we always hear from the right when the imperial privileges of the wealthy are questioned.

         “Class war; class war!!” The belief is that we musn’t mention class in America because, well, there’s just something Communist about it.

  • Oh deer!

        Deer season is in full swing. Archery season began on Oct. 1. I’ve always admired those guys who have enough patience to perch in a tree stand waiting to get a good shot — a level of patience that I lack. I especially admire those guys who can actually hit something using a bow. If you put a bow in my hands, the safest place to stand would be in front of the target as that is the one spot where I can guarantee that an arrow will not go.

  • Protect your home, family from fire

    What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course, states the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

        This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires — cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

  • Letters 10/05/11

    Do your

    and vote

        Please remember as we go into the elections, the School system gets the biggest chunk of your
    tax dollars, whether you have children or not.
        It is time to get educated about who has the best ideas about how that money should be allocated. All the Board of Supervisors can do is decide how much. Once it’s on South Bridge, we need competent fiscal management—vote according to those who have the taxpayers and children of Bedford County in mind.

  • The House is working to help spur job creation

    We spent this past District Work Week making more stops across Central and Southside Virginia to meet with, hear from, and talk to 5th District Virginians.


  • We must work together to create jobs

    With the national unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. The constant threat of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and excessive regulation from Washington has resulted in job creators sitting on the sidelines, and the worst unemployment in decades.

  • Be a part of the solution

    By Cindy and Danny Torrence

  • Turn around before it’s too late

        Michelle Bachmann suggested, last month, that the earthquake in Virginia and Hurricane Irene indicate that America is under divine judgement because of the federal government’s policies.