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Columns

  • Messages sent

        Voters sent two messages in the Nov. 6 election.
        The first message was sent to President Donald Trump. Both the so called “Democratic” Party and President Trump, himself, billed this election as a referendum on the president. Like Barack Obama in 2010, President Trump lost.

  • Democratic ‘Resistance’ takes back the House!

        Disgust at the clownish and corrupt figure in the White House led many millions of Americans to the polls Nov. 6, where they chose the only entity they could to stop him in at least one branch of the Congress: the Democratic Party.
        Democrats, at last count, won at least 32 seats in the House of Representatives, taking back that chamber from the Trumpanzees and assuring Americans there will finally be a restoration of checks and balances in our national government.

  • Each did ‘their bit’

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

  • We need to confess our sins

    By Rev. John Salley
    Bedford

        If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7.14).

  • He loves to court hatred and division

        It took an awful lot of gall for Donald Trump to say that “we need to unify” after the mailed bombs from one of his crazed supporters and the fatal shooting of Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh.
        A call to unify? Coming from him? No one has done more to divide us than this hateful, spiteful, miserable pretender who, in fact, specializes in racist wolf whistles and appeals to hatred.

  • Were the polls right this time?

        As of this writing, I don’t yet know how the election turned out. We haven’t had our own presses for over a decade and contract our printing out to others, so we have to have all our pages electronically transferred to the folks who print the Bulletin on their schedule. Their schedule dictates we have our pages finished and transmit them by late Tuesday afternoon. Therefore, there are not yet any election results for me to see.

  • Have an event? Let us know!

    By Nicole S. Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        The Bedford Area Welcome Center is not only a valuable resource for visitors to the area, but also to the residents of Bedford! 

  • If you vote Republican

        When Americans go to the polls next week, there will be many names on the ballot in races for the House, Senate, and governorships. But we all know that it’s really about the person whose name will not be on the ballot anywhere.
        I won’t say his name, because of the embarrassment, the shame, and the corruption with which it is so clearly associated. He is not just the worst president we’ve ever had; he’s the worst we’re likely to ever have, and we can at least be grateful for that.

  • They had better hope it’s not just Trump

        Rick Howell has made a couple departures from the one-note symphony he has been playing about President Donald Trump over the past year. For a while I thought this meant that his political party’s candidates were so awful that there was nothing good to be said about them, even by a hyper partisan political activist.

  • Leslie Cockburn is driving ‘em nuts

        As the 2018 mid-term elections – the most important ones in American history – draw closer, Virginia congressional campaigns are very relevant to the national results.
        Republicans are desperate to hold down their losses in House elections as many millions of Americans will vote Democratic in order to repudiate the disgusting corruption of the lying, incompetent, hateful clown in the White House.