Today's Opinions

  • Time for a change

    Eric Holder has to go.
        Controversial from the start, the US Attorney General has gone so far over the line even many on his side of the fence have had enough.
        Just this week, when asked by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to go on the record to explain his contradictory testimony—as in what he said about not wanting to punish journalists just doing their job, while at the same time seeking to do just that—Holder refused to appear, instead having a subordinate file a letter on his behalf.

  • Letters 05/29/13

    Supporting BC employees

        I want to thank the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for supporting a budget that provides meaningful raises for all Bedford County employees, including those working for the school system.
        It is a proven fact that long term economic growth is dependent upon a functional municipal government and a quality school system. This upcoming budget is a positive first step towards economic growth.

  • Honoring our fallen veterans, repealing the president’s health care law, and holding the administration accountable for abuses of power

    By Congressman Robert Hurt
    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below:


  • Holding the IRS accountable

    Unacceptable, illegal, outrageous, a blatant abuse of power, and a breach of trust – all terms appropriately used to describe the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recent admission that they targeted various conservative groups for additional scrutiny as they applied for tax-exempt status. 


  • Are you ready for E. W. Jackson?

    Ken Cuccinelli got what he wanted when he and his supporters manipulated the state GOP into scheduling a convention rather than a primary for their 2013 nominees.
        Everyone knows that a primary is more democratic than a convention. Anyone in your party can show up at their usual voting location and cast a ballot.

  • The end of an era

  • With much humility

    We have to remember; we must never forget.
        Some 1,000 people showed up Monday at the National D-Day Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there.
        Wherever we are, we must never forget.
        The price of our freedom has been too high to forget.
        The cost to countless families over the years must always be honored: mothers mourning the loss of a child; spouses the loss of a partner; children the loss of a parent. A nation the loss of its innocence.

  • Letters 05/22/13

    Wants apology

        I fully agree and support the request of the chairman for the Bedford County Board of Supervisors that we move on past the issue of Supervisor Pollards comments.
        I am certain Bedford County teachers will gladly do that when they collectively receive the apology from Supervisor Pollard that they rightfully deserve.