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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 09/14/16

    Republicans made a good choice

        Cheers to the Republican Party of Virginia for voting for a primary rather than a mass meeting to select their 2017 candidates!

  • Not mowing brush anymore

    By Albert Robe
    Bedford

        The town of Bedford is a great place to live.  My family moved here 28 years ago and this is “home” to us.  I take pride in saying that I live in or am from Bedford, Virginia.
        With that said, I come to the point of this letter.  From time to time, I hear of or read an article concerning the need for more tourism in Bedford.  It is at this point that I have become frustrated and/or confused as to a possible cause for this.

  • Education without regimentation

        Schools across America are back in session. Bedford County opened its schools for the new school year on Aug. 15. A few school districts opened earlier and a few later.

  • Letters 09/07/16

    We have never been safe

        Regarding Mr. Barnhart’s comments in “We are no longer safe”  (8-24-2016); when have we ever been completely “safe”? Is a terrorist attack possible? Of course. Is it any more probable than your being in a car accident or run over in the grocery store parking lot, not really. Life is a risk.

  • Trump has no immigration policy

        What first brought Donald Trump to our attention last year was his racist shrieks about how “Mexico is killing us,” and “not sending us their best.”
        “Rapists and thieves,” he said, are what most illegal immigrants are, and that he would “build a wall” and make Mexico pay for it.

  • A good learning experience

        We love receiving letters to the editor and we strive to assure every locally written letter gets printed. Of course, we aren’t going to print anything that’s libelous or obscene and we do insist that letters address public issues. Letters that fall in these limited “we won’t print that” categories are rare.

  • Letters 08/31/16

    Supports Hillary

        Anyone who has seen those yellow school buses knows school has started. Anyone who has turned on a television, or logged onto the internet knows this is an election year. An election year usually means schools spend a great deal of time teaching our children the electoral process.

  • Letters 08/24/16

    Stifling growth
     
        The liberal Democrats refer to themselves as progressives, but when it comes to economics they promote just the opposite.
        Thanks to capitalism the USA became the most advanced civilization since the fall of Rome, yet the progressive liberals want to stifle this growth with socialism and over regulation. The thing that did the most to advance civilization was using fossil fuel for heat and energy, but the progressive Democrats are deceiving the public with the global warming scare tactics.