http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Believest thou this? http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/believest-thou-0 <p> Matthew 27:50-54<br /> Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.<br /> Historic law triumphed over racism http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/historic-law-triumphed-over-racism <p> <br /> <br /> Nothing has probably defined the baby boomer generation in America more than the turbulent, inspiring, dangerous, and ultimately successful civil rights movement of the 1950s and &lsquo;60s.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Brown v. Board of Education, that segregated schools were unconstitutional, that it was a violation of the rights of black children to be forced, only because of race, to attend schools that were inferior to those of whites.<br /> Would this be legal? http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/would-be-legal <p> <br /> A better proposal http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/better-proposal <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Talk about audacious!<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Or, perhaps &ldquo;clueless&rdquo; is the better descriptor.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jim Moran, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, recently complained that he and his colleagues are underpaid.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Virginia Democrat, whose 8th district abuts Washington, D.C., made his gripe in a recent interview with CQ Roll Call.<br /> Budgeting for the future http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/budgeting-future-0 Each year, families across Virginia set a household budget. Businesses in the Commonwealth, both large and small, do the same. This week, the House of Representatives acted on a budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In addition to laying out a blueprint for federal spending, the budget process is also an opportunity to strengthen programs like Medicare and Social Security and expand pro-growth economic reforms like tax reform, domestic energy production, and regulatory reform. </font></font></font></font></font></p> House plan to balance the budget, grow the economy, and protect hardworking taxpayers http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/house-plan-balance-budget-grow-economy-and-protect-hardworking-taxpayers By Congressman Robert Hurt</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future.&nbsp; The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> &nbsp;</p> Obama does something right http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/obama-does-something-right-0 <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I&rsquo;m always amazed when President Barack Obama actually does something right. It&rsquo;s so out of character for him. I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then, and maybe that&rsquo;s what President Obama has done in the midst of an otherwise incompetent, blundering foreign policy. Anyway, I have to give him credit for handling this situation well.<br /> New report: Climate change worsening http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/new-report-climate-change-worsening <p> <br /> <br /> Those who would deny climate change &ndash; or &ldquo;global warming&rdquo; as it&rsquo;s sometimes called &ndash; already have a tough job, but it just got harder with the release of a new United Nations report.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The UN&rsquo;s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has won the Nobel Prize for its previous work. &ldquo;Things are worse than we had predicted,&rdquo; said a co-author of the report, referring to the group&rsquo;s work in 2007.<br />