Today's Opinions

  • Park Service comes to Bedford

    Long before the National D-Day Memorial opened in Bedford a decade ago, skeptics expressed doubts about its location and its ability to draw enough visitors to remain economically viable. ...

        The privately run Memorial, in the Blue Ridge foothills between Lynchburg and Roanoke, has struggled financially from the start. Shortly after the monument and grounds opened to the public, the foundation overseeing the property filed for bankruptcy amid serious allegations of mismanagement.

  • Letters 01/19/11

    Get tough on child porn

  • Moving forward together

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Resilience in the face of tragedy

  • Up and running

    The Virginia General Assembly is up and running for 2011, and we are gearing up for a “short” session that will deal with major issues.  General Assembly sessions held in odd-numbered years are called “short” because they have two fewer weeks than the 60-day sessions held in even-numbered years.  This year’s session is scheduled to end on February 26.

  • Arizona sheriff raised the right questions

        “Pretty soon we’re not going to be able to find reasonable, decent people willing to subject themselves to serve in public office.”

        Those were the words of Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, after the awful shooting in his state that killed six people and almost killed a Democratic Congresswoman.

  • Two special victories

        Once again, “Democrats” did not do well in an election.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Cutting costs

        If there’s anything good about the struggling economy over the past few years, it’s that government is learning to operate with fewer dollars. It’s no longer business as usual and those who spend taxpayers’ dollars are having to learn to do more with less. In many cases that has meant thinking outside of the box.