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Today's Opinions

  • Liberal media myth lies shattered

    Anyone who truly believes in a “liberal media” would have to wonder why news organizations would spend endless weeks carrying on over nutty comments from Barack Obama’s former preacher.

    Following the “logic” that media only supports and encourages liberal candidates at the expense of glorious conservatism, then surely it wouldn’t hammer home something that is only likely to hurt Obama’s campaign.

  • Ukraine revisited

    I finally got back to my home in Roanoke a little before midnight, on April 27, after 36 hours of travel. This included an overnight train ride from Nikolaev to Kiev and 13 hours of air travel, punctuated by layovers in London and Detroit. That was a Sunday and after taking Monday off as a sleep-deprivation recovery and laundry day, I returned to the Bulletin’s office on Tuesday to find that they actually missed me while I was gone. At least Tom Wilmoth, my boss missed me as my absence meant a very busy week for him.

  • The importance of tax relief

    In a letter written by Benjamin Franklin to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Franklin said: ?In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.? Taxes may be a certainty for every American, but high taxes shouldn?t be. As you know, lower taxes put more money in the hands of consumers and are fundamental to economic growth. I believe Americans know better how to put their hard-earned money to use than the federal government.

  • VIPER attracts business

    VIPER, the motor sports initiative at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), continues to develop into a potent economic engine for Southside Virginia.

  • Blues and BBQ

    On Saturday April 19, Centertown Bedford came alive with the soulful sounds that only Blues Music can create in our Farmer’s Market.

    Top blues performers, Minus John, Eli Cook & Band, Billy Sutton & Roadhouse entertained the crowd in the rain all night. Keith Campbell did a great job as emcee and filling in for our first musician who could not attend.

  • Letters

    Taking care of pets, the county

    I have been thinking of the ways you could increase the budget and maybe alleviate the pet (humane) population. I have been a pet owner all my life. Cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits. Here is my estimation on how to increase the revenue for Bedford and Bedford County.

    Dogs - females that are used to breed more of their breeds - $20 fee or maybe even $25. They do sell these animals for a profit.

    Dogs - a female mutt pet $15 or even $20 if spayed a total of $10 per dog.

  • The economic mess is downright scary

    When it comes to the economy, I might have a little something in common with John McCain.

    The Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee said sometime ago - another remark he now regrets - that he really didn’t know much about the economy. I have to say that I, too, don’t know as much about economic issues as I do other topics included in the vast realm of politics.

  • We need to build up our Navy

    Once again, I find myself having to agree with a "Democrat." Not the one on the opposite side of this page from me. I'm talking about Senator James Webb.