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Today's Opinions

  • Redefining Christianity for political gain

    I read an interesting article in Thursday's Wall Street Journal. It was at the bottom of Page 6 of the July 24 edition. It was only four paragraph's long but the head "Christian PAC to Run Obama Ads" caught my attention.

    The PAC calls itself "The Matthew 25 Network" and the article states that it "is a consortium of Christian faith leaders and activists working to elect more Democrats to office who share the same 'biblical and gospel values'."

  • When it comes to energy, this nation's leaders must be willing to act

    How should the United States address the current energy crisis?

  • Letters

    Unreconstructed In Bedford

    I have subscribed to the Bedford paper for approximately 20 years, even while I was overseas in the military. I've read the letters to the editor with delight and sometimes discontent. This is the first time I've been compelled to write in all that time.

    It appears that everything that begins with "C" is under a constant barrage of attack by the liberal left. If it's Confederate, Christian, or Conservative it must be obliterated from society. This smells of P.C. (political cowardice) to the infinite degree.

  • International cooperation is critical to stopping the genocide in Darfur

    Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the permanent war crimes tribunal located in the Netherlands, indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, marking the first time charges have been brought against a sitting head of state. Bashir is being charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. A total of ten charges have been filed against the Sudanese dictator and now they will be reviewed by a panel of ICC judges to determine whether an arrest warrant for Bashir will be issued. This decision is expected in the next two months.

  • Drill Now Act would end offshore drilling moratorium

    The main thing preventing the United States from drilling for oil and natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico is the majority leadership of the House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate.

  • Obama won’t hesitate to end the war

    Recently, Sen. Barack Obama made some innocent remarks about his policy regarding the Iraq war in anticipation of a planned visit there. While the senator indicated that developments in the country might possibly affect his withdrawal timetable, he had certainly not changed his policy in any important way.

    The McCain campaign was quick to say that Obama was suddenly seeing things their way, that he had “flip-flopped” and was not reliable on the war, foreign policy, etc., etc. But they were wrong.

  • What are esential services?

    It always amazes me that government spends so much money on essential services that it doesn’t have money for essential services. Take sidewalks in Bedford, for example.

  • The school system is stretching the taxpayer's dollars

    This upcoming school year the Bedford County Public School System is going to save 22,000 gallons of gas by adjusting parking locations for school buses.

    That’s 22,000 gallons, some $80,000 or more worth of savings.