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Today's Opinions

  • The European road to perdition

        The pictures from London and several other British cities this month, with buildings ablaze, made me think of the World War II Blitz. Of course, the extent of the damage was nowhere near as great and, in this case the British were doing it to themselves. Gangs of teens and young adults roamed through certain neighborhoods setting fires, attacking people and pillaging shops.

        This was not a race riot. The mobs were racially mixed.

  • Back to school

    It's that time of year again. Big yellow buses are out and about on our highways. Children stand in groups in neighborhoods and road sides waiting to be picked up.

  • Letters 08/17/11

    B.E.S.T.

    supports local education

  • Protecting our national security

    What if I told you that every year the U.S. government holds a national immigration ‘lottery’ by which 50,000 individuals become legal permanent residents of the U.S. purely at random and that since 1995 nearly one million visas have been handed out through this program. Most of my constituents are shocked to learn that such a program exists.

  • Protecting our national security

    What if I told you that every year the U.S. government holds a national immigration ‘lottery’ by which 50,000 individuals become legal permanent residents of the U.S. purely at random and that since 1995 nearly one million visas have been handed out through this program. Most of my constituents are shocked to learn that such a program exists.

  • Alert: School is back

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    540-586-4800 Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

  • Even liberals take summer vacations

        Every now and then, in this space, I like to take a little time off from the weighty battles of American political life and just have some fun.

        Fun, that is, with a subject that’s not political at all, but don’t worry, I’ll find a way to take some jabs at conservatives. I wouldn’t want to let anyone down.

  • Deep cuts to defense are dangerous

        As members of Congress figure out how they are going to reduce federal spending, they must avoid making deep cuts in our defense spending.