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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 08/02/17

    Outlaw this
    practice

        Regarding your editorial on civil forfeiture (7-26-2017), if the judges sitting on what are supposedly the “we the people’s” courts had any intestinal fortitude and morals, civil forfeiture would not exist.

  • Letters 07/19/17

    A rush job

        Understanding Health Care, which I don’t fully, or nearly fully or mostly at all.
        One might assume, politicians would have invited representatives from some of the 58 countries that DO have universal health care, to make suggestions for the framing our countries Health Care program. Or, the same politicians might have held town hall meetings BEFORE the ink was wet, to secure constituents input in prioritizing the programs elements most important to them.

  • Letters 07/11/17

    A safe experience
     
        On behalf of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Safety Council and Lake law enforcement, we would like to congratulate and thank the SML boating community for its nearly perfect adherence to the No Wake Fireworks protocol for on-water fireworks viewing this past Independence Day weekend.

  • Letters 06/28/17

    Voicing their
    resistance

        In Bedford County this past weekend, dozens of people gathered to voice their resistance to what is happening to this country under its current leadership. 

  • Letter 06/21/17

    Thank you

        On behalf of the Bower Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the community of Bedford for attending and supporting the 8th Annual Crawfish Festival held on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Over 400 people attended the Festival, which is the lead fundraising event for the Center. Proceeds from the Festival provide funding for ongoing art programs, classes, camps, performances and exhibits.

  • Health care at the tipping point

    Submitted By Karen Nuzzo

        Are you worried that you may not have access to health care in the future? Are you worried about being able to afford health care insurance? Are you a business owner tired of dealing with the expense of having to provide health insurance for your employees? Are you concerned that Congress and the President are not facing the true realities of providing access to health care for all Americans?

  • With malice toward none

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive..to bind up the nation’s wounds, to..achieve..and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves.”

  • Comey’s testimony was extraordinary

        If he didn’t show anything else during his Senate testimony, fired FBI Director James Comey demonstrated the integrity that Donald Trump so utterly and obviously lacks.
        That was among the reactions Americans felt as literally millions watched last Thursday’s hearing from beginning to end. At the very least, they were left with an impression of a president who went to some lengths to charm the FBI Director who “he hoped” would end an investigation he didn’t want.