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Today's Opinions

  • The pains of tax season call for a new tax code

    There are very few certainties in life. One of those, however, is that Tax Day comes around each year. By the time the April 18th deadline passes to submit 2015 tax returns, millions of Americans will have experienced our broken tax code firsthand yet again. A very appropriate quote by an unknown author sums up the feelings of many during tax season: “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” 

     

  • Cooperation between local, state, and federal government better serves the people

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Trump is as much of a fool as Obama

        Donald Trump spent months declaring that he’s going to make America great again, without telling us much about how he intends to accomplish this. I don’t think this has been part of an effort to conceal anything. I’m sure Mr. Trump doesn’t know, himself, what he will do.

  • The absolute absurdity of Trump’s campaign

        As this was written, it looked as though Donald Trump might lose the Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz, thereby giving some hope to the “Never Trump” forces in the Republican Party.
        Regardless of what happened, the stop-Trump effort may well be too little, too late. The party could indeed be on the way to the most idiotic decision it’s made in its recently troubled history.

  • Seeking a more transparent Federal Reserve

    Don’t you want to know how the federal government spends and leverages your taxpayer dollars? Odds are that the answer is a resounding “YES.” However, the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank and an independent federal agency, has been subject to very little scrutiny. That shouldn’t be the case, especially given that the Federal Reserve, or the Fed, is responsible for monetary policy decisions that affect every American.

     

  • Letters 06/29/16

    Businesses help make program
    a success

        On behalf of Bedford County Public Schools I’m writing to express gratitude to area businesses that helped make this year’s Teacher of the Year program a success. This program rewards our top educators each year and would be impossible without the support we’re provided from business owners throughout the community.

  • Letters 06/22/16

    Is it true?

         Thank God they’ve finally abolished the no texting while driving law! What an inconvenience that’s been.
        And also, the old law about coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. What a couple of silly laws to have. I figured there was just not enough money in it to enforce those two laws, let alone the other stupid laws like headlights on when it is raining or no loud music within 50 feet of a business.

  • Letter 06/15/16

    Fly-in success