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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 12/29/10

    Appreciates stand


        In reference to the recent School Board vote on the name of the Winter Holiday, thank you Mickey Vanderwerker
        -for standing up for those principles on which our country was founded: religious tolerance and separation of church and state.
        -for acknowledging that there are those in Bedford of different faiths who count.
        -for valuing the ever more diverse nature of our precious community of Bedford.

  • It has been an honor to serve the people of the fifth district in the 111th Congress

    Last week, I left the US Congress after a final legislative act – unanimous passage of my bill to make sure that no American soldier is welcomed home from duty with a foreclosure notice. For the next two years, our heroes in uniform will be protected from foreclosure for at least 9 months after a tour of duty.

  • Virginia’s historic court ruling

    Just weeks ago a significant ruling with national implications came out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Judge Henry Hudson became the first judge to rule that Section 1501, the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, which is commonly referred to as the “individual mandate,” of the new health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional.  

  • Time to welcome a New Year

        My son, Ryan, remembers last year when we hung out together in Roanoke to bring in the New Year. I was looking for an alternative to cooking, so we decided to call out for pizza.

        The person on the other end of the line said, Sure, we can deliver a pizza tonight, but we’re very busy. You’ll have to wait a while. That’s fine, I said. Roughly, how long? Three hours, was the answer.

  • Time to welcome a New Year

        My son, Ryan, remembers last year when we hung out together in Roanoke to bring in the New Year. I was looking for an alternative to cooking, so we decided to call out for pizza.

        The person on the other end of the line said, Sure, we can deliver a pizza tonight, but we’re very busy. You’ll have to wait a while. That’s fine, I said. Roughly, how long? Three hours, was the answer.

  • Sometimes you can’t avoid a fight

        I was never a John Lennon fan. I guess I’ve always been a cynic and Lennon, to me, was just somebody who made gobs of money from writing and performing music. I thought some of his music was pretty good, but that didn’t add any weight to what he said or did in the political realm.

  • Starting next week, Bulletin online content will be subscription based

        You may have seen the story on the front of the Dec. 15 Bedford Bulletin.

        On Wednesday next week, the Bulletin's Web site, www.bedfordbulletin.com, will become a subscription-based news and information source.
        So what does that mean to you, our loyal readers?

  • Letters 12/22/10

    Thanks Sheriff Brown

     
        I hope Mr. Hackworth was watching Good Morning America this morning (Monday, Dec. 13) on WSET when Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, talked about the sexual predator, Brian Mitchell, kidnapping his daughter Elizabeth Smart in June of 2002. 
        Smart was found alive nine months later on March 12, 2003. Mr. Smart also spoke in glowing terms about the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and how important they are in protecting our children.