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Today's Opinions

  • Broadband bill requires government transparency

    oted that the pace of activity in the House was about average for a short session.  Short sessions are necessarily more hectic than long ones, because even with limitations placed on the number of bills delegates can submit, it still takes a lot of time, attention, and patience to consider nearly 2,500 bills and resolutions in 46 days.

  • Budget requires no tax increase

    By Senator Steve Newman

        Well, we’re halfway through this 2017 General Assembly session. Tuesday marks crossover, the day when each chamber must complete work on the bills filed by its members.  With one notable exception, the Senate must have either approved or rejected every bill filed by a senator and the House must have done the same with every bill filed by a delegate.

  • Bill addresses ballot shortage

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

        The 2017 General Assembly Session has reached the half-way point! On Tuesday, we experienced “Crossover.” This 45-day session is more like two sessions, with House bills introduced by Delegates and Senate bills introduced by Senators considered in the respective bodies during the first half. Those bills that pass the full body then “cross over” to the other body (a true bicameral legislature) for consideration and action prior to being reviewed by the Governor.

  • The little things

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com
        
        Cards, candy and flowers will be sent or handed to loved ones across this country next Tuesday, February 14, as gestures of love, adoration and consideration.
    The tradition of Valentine’s Day is celebrated in some form on nearly every continent, but is this really necessary?

  • Muslim ban an outrageous immorality

        The disaster promised by The Great Stupidity of 2016 is now in full form, and decent Americans everywhere are disgusted and outraged by the extreme actions of our illegitimate and accidental president.
        The notion of Donald Trump in the Oval Office was always a nightmare, and now that bad dream has arms and legs. The ban on Muslims from seven countries – only the ones where Trump doesn’t have business interests – is immoral and unconstitutional.

  • Rally around the Trump

        I wonder if Rick Howell, of Liberal Agenda fame, ever reads The Economist? If he doesn’t, then he really should try to get a copy of last week’s edition and read the magazine’s Lexington column. The column provides an excellent description of why “Democrats’” current approach to opposing President Donald Trump is going to fail.

  • He’s surprised us before

        Former Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has entered Virginia’s gubernatorial race, seeking the Democratic nomination for governor for the November 2017 election.
        Perriello’s entrance into the race, challenging current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam for the nomination, was a surprise to many in the Party, but then Perriello has provided political surprises before.

  • Letter 02/01/17

    Payback time

        The recent editorial entitled “The Height of Hypocrisy” by John Barnhart was excellent.
        The Obama administration and the DNC was appalled by the Russians interfering in our recent election as if  this has never occurred in human history. The fact of the matter is that many countries are engaged in hacking, cyber attacks and open espionage.