Today's Opinions

  • Bin Laden's death

    I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

  • Lettrers 04/27/11

    Bedford Rotary Club thanks Applebee’s

        The Bedford Rotary Club would like to thank the local Applebee’s for allowing them to hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 9. With their generous support and help the Bedford Rotary Club raised more than enough funds for a Disaster Relief Shelter Box to help those in need somewhere in the world. Thanks to Applebee’s for its community support.

    Bill Blewitt
    Bedford Rotary Club president

    Children paying the price

  • The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the great opportunity to continue to meet with and hear from Central and Southside Virginians in and across the District.


  • Congress must provide consent for military action

    Over the last few weeks the debate in Congress has largely centered around the fiscal challenges that our country is facing and the out-of-control government spending that continues to plague our economy. While there is no doubt that the passage of a federal budget that brings government spending under control was of utmost importance, Congress must not neglect its responsibility and authority regarding the use of force in Libya.


  • More stuff to be afraid of

        I recently had the opportunity to intercept a working TV that was on its way to electronics recycling. It was a pre-digital broadcasting TV, so it needed a converter box, which the previous owner passed on to me. My old TV, a 1977 vintage set, died back in 2008, and I never replaced it. The price (free) for the “new” set was just what I was looking for.

  • Letters 04/20/11


        I was very disappointed to hear that there were some teachers advocating the closure of Bedford Primary School at the April 11 Bedford Board of Supervisors meeting.

  • The path to prosperity

    This past week House Republicans continued to take action to bring real change to Washington by passing a long term budget plan for 2012 and beyond, which stops spending money we don’t have, lifts our crushing debt burden, and helps promote job creation.


  • Taking control of the budget