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Today's Opinions

  • Protecting our economic and national security

  • Pension plan for veterans

    By Bob Kibler

        Veterans with low incomes who are either permanently and totally disabled, or ages 65 and older, may be eligible for monetary support if they have 90 days or more of active military service, at least one day of which was during a period of war.

  • Analysts blame GOP for D.C. gridlock

    Everyone knows there’s gridlock in Washington and that it’s probably worse than it’s ever been. But the common explanation for it may be wrong.
        Asked to explain, most people would render a “well, both parties, liberals and conservatives alike, share the blame” Or, nothing gets done in Washington because all politicians are alike, and they’re only out for themselves.

  • Government can think creatively


        In an era of tight budgets, the Bedford County Department of Parks and Recreation is doing something right. The staff are finding creative ways to fulfill their mission; and even improve the way they fulfill their mission, without asking the county’s taxpayers for more money.

  • The true spirit of giving

    Much has been made recently of folks “paying their fair share.” In the political world, this is the hottest of topics.
        But the truth is, there are a lot more important ways to help this country out than paying the government more taxes. And it doesn’t cost anyone a dime—or even a penny. What it does cost is time.
        Volunteers are the true heroes of this country—they understand what it means to “pay their fair share.” And many go far beyond that.

  • Letters 04/25/12

    National Day of Prayer
     
        The National Day of Prayer is next week on Thursday May 3. At noon, Bedford City and County will commemorate this day on the Court House Steps in downtown Bedford for 30 or so minutes.
        The theme this year is: ONE NATION UNDER GOD. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”  (Psalm 33:12)

  • Tax reform is key to a prosperous future

    It’s that time of year again. One that is marked by hours of work, piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning your hard-earned money over to the government – tax season.

  • More commentary on the school funding issue …

        How pathetic that Neudorfer, Strong and Laperle in last week’s paper vehemently defended Bedford School’s funding despite our pitiful 131st position of 132 jurisdictions.  Laperle then has the nerve to imply that this statistic is a lie.  Statistics are facts—not lies—unless purposefully distorted.  I wonder how he would like to be evaluated on just one “lying statistic”; i.e., SOL’s?  Bedford is an abysmal example of school support by our Supervisors.