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Today's Opinions

  • Now it's time to enjoy the finished product

    Yesterday, the dedication ceremony for the Jefferson Forest High School renovation project was scheduled to be held — some 10 years after discussion about such a project began.

    This hasn’t been an easy process. But after all of the years, the contentious meetings and the numerous disagreements about what should be done, the county has a project it can be proud of and the JFHS community has a facility that should meet its needs for years to come.

    Here are a few facts to consider about the JF project:

  • A blind squirrel finds a nut

    Rick Howell has written a few things in The Liberal Agenda that have amazed me.

    It always amazes me when he’s right about something. But, to borrow a phrase from a colleague here at the Bulletin, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

    His most impressive point was when he admitted that Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte will win their respective elections. He was also correct on the reasons why.

  • Letters

    Who is Barack Obama?

    I have had quite a few letters and feature articles printed in this paper in the past, but it has been a long time since I submitted anything.

    My mom was Josephine DeWitt who was a Kelso News correspondent for over 50 years.

    This is a very important topic at a very strategic time in our country.

  • The importance of reducing wasteful government sSpending

    Reducing government waste has been a top priority for me since arriving in Congress. Congress is charged with the power of the purse and that is a responsibility we cannot take lightly. As we face significant expenditures, such as the passage of the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, which I voted against, we have a responsibility to ensure that American tax dollars are being spent responsibly and do not get lost in wasteful spending.

  • Fraud played a role in financial crisis

    In passing legislation to bail out Wall Street in the financial crisis, mention has been made of the sub-prime loans that were offered to home buyers who could not afford to pay their mortgages. What has been omitted from almost all discussions is the role that sub-prime loans given to illegal immigrants played in this crisis. Nothing in the bailout legislation addresses dealing with illegals and sub-prime mortgages.

  • Stressed-out voters will demand a change

    A story that revealed a telling sign of the times was re-printed from the Chicago Tribune in a local newspaper last week. It helps explain why the campaign for president is developing favorably for Sen. Barack Obama.

    According to the American Psychological Association, eight out of 10 Americans (81 percent) are under great stress over money, jobs, and the economy, a rate that’s increased dramatically just since the spring.

  • The task of preserving the heritage of the Parkway for the next 75 years is this generation's challenge

    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 the banking systems.

    The concerns of those days are much like the concerns of today.

  • What is a liberal?

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

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