Today's Opinions

  • Government does something right

        I’m always suspicious about government. Government, especially the federal government, has a tremendous capacity for screwing things up. Local government, especially small local governments, tend to be much better, although I still prefer the private sector.

  • Letters 06-26-19

    Thank you

  • There must not be war with Iran

        When Donald Trump took the oath of office as president, those who watch foreign policy knew the world would become a more dangerous place, and that any attempt at good American relations with Iran was doomed.
        Trump has no business managing U.S. foreign policy. In his simple mind there are only “bad guys” and “good guys” in the world. If you think his understanding of our planet gets any more complicated than that, you’re kidding yourself.

  • Trump may still win

        “Democrats” had better be careful. While they and their buddies in the news media and entertainment industry have nothing but disdain for President Donald Trump, he could still be reelected in 2020.
        As of this writing, President Trump’s approval rating is 47 percent, according to the Rasmussen Poll. His approval rating continues to parallel that of Barack Obama at the same point in has first term, something that has been true since the end of 2017. Obama won reelection in 2012.

  • Letter 06-19-19

        The Board of Directors, Friends of Bedford Hospice House, would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Bedford Community Health Foundation for its most generous grant of $6,000.00. This money will go into our Scholarship Fund, used to provide financial assistance to Bedford Hospice House patients who qualify under standard guidelines for financial aid.

  • ‘Good Christian’ Sarah Sanders leaving Trump

        Donald Trump is losing one of his top enablers at the end of the month, announcing last week that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her post.
                 In a joint public appearance with her, Trump put on his usual show of hugs and kisses with the women who work for him. He’s a sexual harasser from way back and he doesn’t mind letting it show in public.

  • Pessimistic about America’s future

        As I mentioned last week, political trends in America have me very pessimistic about the future of our democracy. I’m concerned that, come 2020, we may be faced with the choice the hero of Voltaire’s novel, Candide, was faced with.

  • Letters 06-12-19

    Thank You!

        The members of VFW Peaks of Otter Post 2157 would like to publicly salute and thank all of the individuals who helped us place flags on the graves of Veterans for the Memorial Day Holiday. Your sacrifice of time to help, honors their sacrifice of service.

    John DeLong

    Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia