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Today's Opinions

  • In Congress, July 4, 1776.

        The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Letters 06/27/18

    Clean up the mess

        For several years now, Bedford County Libraries have allowed birds to nest in their entrance porticoes. This is a health hazard and no one wants to walk through bird guano to enter the library.
        Contrary to what the library system insists, there are a number of diseases that can be transmitted to humans by birds and bird waste. It is a risk for those of us who have asthma.

  • In the mud with Corey Stewart

        Over the next four months, Virginians will see on full display the worst and most sickening aspects of the vile poison unleashed in our politics by Donald Trump.
        That’s because the Virginia GOP nominated Trumpanzee sycophant Corey Stewart as its candidate for U.S. Senate. Stewart’s only claim to fame is his Goebbels-like worship of the lying, corrupt New York City real estate hustler in the Oval Office.

  • Mixed feelings about immigration

        I have mixed feelings about the immigration debate.
        Immigration is good. We have some fine businesses in this area that are owned and operated by immigrants. All of us are descendants of immigrants. My German ancestors came here at some point before 1848 as that was the year my great-grandfather George Barnhart was born. He was born in New Jersey,

  • We are better than this

        It’s been a busy weekend for those opposing President Trump.
        Locally, in Lexington, the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant—following an apparent vote by her restaurant staff—booted the president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the rest of her party, from the establishment because they didn’t like the POTUS’s politics.

  • Letters 06/20/18

    Thankful for
    project

        I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all involved in The Bedford Remembers Project.

  • Dunbar’s ‘trippy road’ finally ends

        Republican Cynthia Dunbar has now managed to lose a congressional nomination race in two House districts, one in which she never announced a candidacy but simply showed up to compete.
        Sixth District Republicans made a reasonable choice when they nominated Del. Ben Cline. Many of them were convinced that Dunbar and the district party chair had tried to cheat their way to the nomination, at one point even hatching a plan to disqualify all the Amherst County delegates.

  • Itx will never be back

        Last Tuesday I voted in the Republican primary. I cast my ballot for Nick Freitas.