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Today's Opinions

  • Virginia veterans benefits

    Last month the first of two articles concerning benefits available from the Commonwealth of Virginia for veterans and in some cases survivors and dependents was published in this newspaper.  This month the second and final chapter on this source of benefits is presented.

  • McDonnell thesis wakes up governor’s race

        The Virginia governor’s race (yes, folks, there is another campaign this year) was a rather boring affair until someone discovered the Republican candidate’s graduate thesis.

        Democrat Creigh Deeds and the GOP’s Bob McDonnell were limping along at summer’s end, seemingly to very little notice from voters. (Is it just me, or do the two of them even look a little bit alike?).

  • NPS should take in D-Day Memorial

        I have a coffee table book at home that lists, day by day, what was happening in World War II from Hitler’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, until Japan’s surrender on Sept. 2, 1945. It also has lots of photos. The book has its shortcomings. I spotted a few misidentified photos and there are a couple of entries that may not be precisely accurate, but these are minor. The chronology plus the photos makes it valuable to me. One photograph shows an Iowa Class battleship firing a full nine-gun broadside.

  • The President speaks

    When all was said and done, the speech President Barack Obama gave to school children across this country Tuesday proved to be more hype than substance — less political and more traditional.

        School systems around the country were faced with the decision of how to handle the speech, which some claimed to be a political ploy to garner the support of this nation’s children apart from their parents’ input.

  • Letters

    Don’t tarnish

    community

        This morning on C-Span’s Washington Journal a man called in identifying himself first as being from Bedford, Va., and secondly as Steve.

  • Legislation provides a tax credit of up to $2,500 for the cost tuition and related expenses

    As students return to college and community college this fall, many of them and their families have questions about the new American Opportunity Tax Credit and how they can take advantage of this important new tax benefit.

  • With students back in school, remember to be safe on the roads

    he county’s students are back in school and an event last week reminds us of how important it is to take extra care on the roads.

        Less than a week into the school year an elementary student was hit crossing the road to get on a bus. On Thursday morning a 17-year-old driver, traveling in the opposite direction of the bus on Route 757 in Goodview, struck the 9-year-old student. There’s too much at stake for us not to take the extra precautions that are needed.

  • Letters

    Defending Socialism

        I am shocked that anyone who grew up in Bedford County or City would publicly defend socialistic ideas in letters to the Bedford Bulletin.  If the government owns the healthcare system it is Socialism.  If it does not own the healthcare system but controls the healthcare system it is Fascism [Nazism] by definition.  Obamacare is Socialism calling itself Universal Healthcare.  Just what part of Socialism do the defenders of Socialism not understand?