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Columns

  • Iranian nukes

        Iran’s currency seems to be in free fall. 

  • ‘A blaze of glory’

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        A potent personality—plus tact, talent, and tenacity—took Mary Hosbrook from the farm to a career as an artist and entrepreneur. 
        Her life linked the 1860s to the 1960s, a century of expanding civil rights and women asserting their place in society.  Mary Hosbrook, my great-aunt, was a pioneer in this post-Civil War period.

  • One thing’s clear: He’s Russia’s boy

        Like everything else he’s touched, Donald Trump has turned American foreign policy on its head, seemingly trying to make our enemies our friends and even threatening the NATO alliance.
        His suck-up performance – it can’t be called anything else – at the so-called summit with Vladimir Putin was disgusting and outrageous, coming just days after 12 Russians had been indicted for meddling in our presidential election, the same one that “elected” him.

  • Trump has a way with words

        President Donald Trump certainly has a way with words. Most recently, a comment he made after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin got him in the doghouse with both parties and led him to issue a clarification of the comments.

  • Where’s the civility on the right?

        Poor, pitiful Sarah Huckabee Sanders. After a long, hard day of lying for Donald Trump, she just wanted a decent meal. Alas, she was frustrated by “rude liberals” who need to learn something about civility.
        This is what we’re being told, anyway, by people who always seem to find a way to defend, rationalize and justify this horrific regime in the Oval Office.

  • Getting rid of the police is stupid

        If you’re looking for evidence that the so called “Democratic” Party is utterly irresponsible, check out the recent calls by “Democrats” to abolish ICE.

  • The good times ain’t over for good

    By Pernie Forehand
    Bedford

        Boy, am I irritated. 
        You would think I’d be so ecstatic in this wonderful week celebrating our wonderful nation’s birthday, about six months between two wonderful Christmases celebrating our Lord Jesus Chris’s birth (or Xmas = X marks the Cross of Christ our Blessed Beloved – Ebenezer UMC will celebrate on July 25 at its regular Wed 6-7:30 pm Potluck and Bible Study!). 

  • The role of the school superintendent

    By Chris Burley
    Bedford

        It’s time for some real talk about an issue that’s affecting our entire county today and will affect its future. I’m talking about our school superintendent, Dr Douglas Schuch, and our school board.
        Let’s start with the basics, the purpose of these positions. The simplest and most basic purpose of these positions is to look after and ensure the best interests of all students in the whole of Bedford County. Today, let’s focus on the role of the superintendent.

  • Roe v. Wade must be upheld

        Recently in Ireland, 64 percent of voters approved a national referendum that would legalize abortion in a country with one of the world’s most restrictive bans.
         There, a legal abortion can’t even be had as a result of rape or incest. Women who wanted abortions either had to have the means to go outside the country, or attempt it themselves. Irish hospitals had many cases over the years of women being brought in for botched abortion attempts, many of whom died.

  • Congress can’t nullify an election

        In spite of the efforts of “Democrats” and their friends in the mainstream media to convince people that President Donald Trump has cloven hooves, a tail and carries a pitchfork, President Trump’s latest Rasmussen poll shows his approval rating at 48 percent. It’s not just Rasmussen. According to The Hill, in an online story on July 2, a then just released Harvard CAPS/Harris poll gave him an approval rating of 47 percent.