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Today's Opinions

  • The CFPB needs Increased transparency and accountability

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Inexcusable sloppiness

        Early last month, relying on the accuracy of statistics provided by the teachers’ union, I offered the opinion that these statistics may indicate that Bedford County Public Schools is losing teachers. The statistics offered showed something odd, indicating that Bedford County was dead last in average teacher pay, but not at the bottom of any category in the presentation.

  • Someone else needs a history lesson

        I have a challenge for the editor: Tell columnist John Barnhart that he has to go a full month – four consecutive columns – without attempting to leech off something I’ve written the previous week.
        Well, I’d probably better withdraw that request, because the editor and I both know Barnhart couldn’t do it. He has a longtime obsession with the contents of my humble “Liberal Agenda.”

  • Restoring trust in federal law enforcement agencies

    Every day, thousands of federal law enforcement agents are hard at work, doing their part to keep Americans safe and delivering them the justice they deserve. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the dedicated law enforcement professionals who protect and serve our communities. 

     

  • The American people deserve a voice in the Iran nuclear negotiations

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    The prospect of Iran attaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon is one of the most grave threats we face as a nation, and it must be our policy to do everything within our power to prevent this from happening.  The terms of Iran’s preliminary nuclear understanding with the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom is a cause for concern due to Iran’s longstanding commitment to see the demise of the United States and Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East. 

  • Letters 07/01/15

    Same sex marriage

        The Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage will be discussed for years to come. That pronouncement will not alter deeply held religious beliefs grounded in a biblical worldview. It determines how authentic biblical Christians perceive life and provides the best explanation for life.

  • Letters 06-24-15

    Bashing
    conservatives

        In his June 3 article Mr. Howell must have reached the level of all those Liberals and other  Democrats he so dearly loves. His column seems to have deteriorated in nothing   more than a “bash all Republicans/Conservatives” swill chart.

  • Letters 06/17/15

    Election results

        The crybabies have spoken.
     
    Frank Spaulding
    Bedford
     
    Thanks for help

        The Bedford International Alliance thanks those who helped with the Bedford Boys Cemetery Ceremony on Memorial Day.
        The flowers were donated by Frederic’s Flowers and Rapid Printing. We thank American Legion Post 54, the Rev. Jack Davis, Mrs. Lisa Butler and the members of the BIA who participated in the ceremony

    Al Vincent