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Today's Opinions

  • it's time to ramp up production

    ast night the Bedford County School Board and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors were supposed to hold a get-together—a meeting of the minds between the two boards on a variety of issues.
        Let’s hope this meeting proved much more productive than those recently held between them. Putting off action just won’t work anymore; all senseless bickering does is stymie progress.

  • Letter 11/28/12

    Unfortunate
    portrayal

        After watching “Lincoln” tonight at the local theater in Lynchburg, I came away greatly disturbed by the portrayal of The President.

  • Remembering The Gettysburg Address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, we face a great challenge of putting an end to unacceptably high unemployment and getting the American people back to work. And for the future of this country, we face an even greater challenge of getting back on sustainable fiscal footing so that we may preserve the American way for our children and grandchildren.

     

  • Give thanks for our nation’s blessings

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Fixing a badly broken ethanol policy

  • Support growing for military spending cuts

    Lost in the hubbub of the presidential campaign was a brilliant op-ed in the New York Times that made a very convincing argument for finally reducing excessive military spending.
        There’s a specific type of American, a product of our militaristic culture, that supports any and every war no matter what, always believes that America is morally correct in an automatic way once we start dropping bombs or landing troops somewhere.

  • Weak candidates were key to losses


        Since Election Day, a number of people have been looking for explanations about why Republicans failed to evict Barack Obama from the White House.
        One explanation is that the Republicans’ efforts to rally their base and get them to the polls wasn’t as effective as the “Democrats’” efforts. This explanation appears to have some merit because there are some statistics to back it and, in such a close election, whose base turns out in force can be the deciding factor.

  • Don’t forget to shop local

    lot of folks set out this past week to begin marking off items from their Christmas lists.
        That’s good. It’s encouraging to see folks out and about and spending money.
        Just remember as you work your way through those Christmas lists to shop locally as you finish buying those packages for your family and friends this season.
         We owe it to our local merchants to show our support. Those businesses support us all year long.