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Today's Opinions

  • Senator Newman drafts bill to address the killing of a newborn baby

        State Senator Steve Newman announced recently that the Division of Legislative Services has begun drafting legislation to ensure that a life cannot be legally taken after a child is born not withstanding its connection to the umbilical cord.

  • Letters

    It did the trick

        I want to express my gratitude to the Bedford Bulletin for offering free ads when a pet is being given away. I had also listed Bandit, the cat who needed a loving inside home, with animal rescue organizations, and had done a personal emailing to quite a few people whom I’d hoped might know someone who’d want him.

  • So, do we invade Yemen now?

    Anyone who’s ever been a news reporter, or who follows what we call “news cycles” closely, knows that the slowest period for news on the entire calendar is the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

        There is, usually, nothing of much importance going on, as people and events are caught in a holiday lull.

  • The Senate’s health care deform bill

    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,

    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.

    If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,

    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

        So went some of the lyrics of the Beatles’ 60s tune “Taxman.” This song is the first thing that came to my mind as I read about the monstrosity that emerged from the Senate on Christmas Eve.

  • Change we can’t believe in

    Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat from Nebraska, found a pot of gold at the end of the healthcare debate rainbow last week. And with his vote, the 60th and deciding secured in the Senate’s vote that was held Christmas Eve, Nelson brought an early Christmas present home to his state. Of course, taxpayers from the rest of the country will be the ones paying the bill. The healthcare vote showed just how low politicians will go.

  • Steps to healthy holidays

    Have you ever used the excuse you are too busy to exercise?  During the winter holidays we often eat more and are stressed.  Both of these can be helped with exercise.  The New Year is the perfect time to get in the exercise habit, so you will see its benefits before Spring. 

  • 2009: A year toeeforget?

        I, for one, will not mourn the passing of 2009. That’s the thing about the New Year; we can always begin it hoping that it will be better than the last one.

        I would submit 2009 as a poster child for that approach. Unfortunately, I can’t think of more positive and memorable events than events and realities that are better off forgotten.

  • 2010 will probably be a tough year

        The recession ended in the United States in the third quarter of this year. Locally, the city of Bedford noted that its sales tax revenue began to turn around in the fourth quarter, in November.

        That doesn’t mean we are out of the woods. Unemployment has continued to rise and, not being an economist, I wouldn’t hazard a guess when that will stop, although the rate at which jobless figures have been rising began decelerating before the middle of the year.