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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Mitt Romney to kiss LU’s ring

    Liberty University has announced that Mitt Romney, the “presumptive Republican presidential nominee,” (his title now) will be its Commencement Speaker on May 12.
        For Romney, this is part of what pundits say is an enormous amount of work he has to do to secure the support of the hard-core right-wingers in his party. Many of them don’t like him, they don’t trust him, and, even though most of them won’t admit it, they dislike the fact he’s a Mormon.

  • The time to Take Action is now!

    Students at several local schools are taking part in a statewide “Take Action, Don’t Be A Distraction” safe driving campaign.

  • Letters 04/18/12

    Stop the
    rezoning

        Please help stop the PD-1 rezoning for “Harmony in Bedford.”
        Please call/contact, or e-mail the members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors before the April 23 meeting and help stop the PD-1 Rezoning of the farmland located on Pony Acre Rd. and Rt. 460 west, (this is the proposed “Harmony in Bedford” development).

  • Working to eliminate government waste

  • Commentaries

    Editor’s note: Last week’s editorial that listed the spending per pupil by the school districts in Virginia generated quite a bit of reaction from our readers. Those responding were given the opportunity, through this commentary section, to let their thoughts on the subject be printed. We appreciate those who responded and those are printed below.

    Disappointed in editorial

        Table 15 of the Super-intendent’s Annual Report of Virginia seems to be getting a lot of attention over the last couple of weeks. 

  • Study: Conservatives are lazy thinkers


    Conservatives have always been irritated by studies that show that people who have a good, solid formal education tend to be more liberal than those who aren’t very well educated.
        Simply put, people with more education seem to find out the value of an old saying: The more you know, the more you realize what you don’t know. Knowledge is good and is not to be feared.

  • Maybe he isn’t as bad as Obama


        It looks like Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president. Rick Santorum threw in the towel last week, suspending his campaign.