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Today's Opinions

  • When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform th

    Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

    I guess Bill is a liberal as hes an active member of the Democratic Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.

  • Economic issues sinking McCain's ship

    October arrived with Sen. Barack Obama gaining ground in national polls everywhere and actually leading in both Florida and Ohio.

    Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is having a tough time convincing many people that she should ever be anywhere near the White House. Every time she gives an interview you can see why. Her debate performance wasn’t bad, but she couldn’t match Joe Biden’s knowledge and experience.

  • Letters

    Ugly face

    This is not the first time, but it still shows its ugly face. Our back yard borders Perrowville Road in Forest where we placed signs for Obama, Warner, Perriello and Rasoul.

    Last week a neighbor saw a white SUV cut across our back strip and crush all four signs. This is not the first time. When Kaine ran for Governor a very large sign was stapled to a Perrowville Road fence only to be mutilated with slashes.

    Come on now. We all have the opportunity to express our preference at the voting machines Nov. 4th.

    Harold and Ann Reid

  • Dangerous allies

    In October of 1879, German Chancellor Otto Von Bismark made a fateful decision.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    A thumbs up to the installation of a new traffic signal at the interchange of Burks Hill Road and U.S. 460. Travelers of that route were greeted with the new light this weekend, a welcome sight for those trying to cross onto Burks Hill Road (South on Va. 122) from the westbound turn lane off U.S. 460. That has been a dangerous intersection for some time and should help ease maneuvering through the heavy traffic in that area that includes traffic from the National D-Day Memorial, the Bedford Area Welcome Center, Bedford Elementary School and those traveling towards the Lake.

  • Letters to the editor

    Streets were still full of excitement

    The rain is well needed and we could not have a wetter weekend for Bedford’s 27th Annual Centerfest!

  • Change is an empty word

    What does “change” mean? It depends on what's being changed.

    Some changes are for the better. Replacing an old clunker with a new car, for example, is a change for the better. Getting a pay raise at work is also an improvement.

    Some changes are neutral, they make no real difference to you. A major retailer may strong-arm manufacturers into making packaging changes to take up less shelf space. This change may be meaningless to you, although the manufacturers are sure to put a positive marketing spin on it.

  • Shameful actions

    The American people deserve better.

    At a time when the economy is hanging in the balance, all many of this nation's so called leaders can seem to do is bicker, blame and practice partisan politics.

    They all should be ashamed.