Letters to the Editor

January 21, 2017

The debate rages on about what President Donald Trump’s actions and motives are for his administration.

President Trump has been underestimated from the first day of the 2016 presidential election cycle. Why? Trump is a negotiator.

Any good or excellent negotiator starts from an extreme…

January 18, 2017

Perhaps those in the healing profession should stick with their chosen course in life and resist the temptation to delve into identity politics, where the left makes their living on the backs of patriotic Americans.

The left, and particularly Barack Obama’s whole political success rests on…

January 16, 2017

It now is time and maybe even past time to address President-elect Donald Trump on some of his campaign promises.

Sir, here are things you need to reconsider:

A massive deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Banning the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance…

January 15, 2017

It is starting ...

I was outraged to read that the alt-right organization Turning Point USA has produced a “Professor Watchlist” soon after Donald Trump won the elections.

This iniquitous item listed some 200 academics in universities all over the United States and labeled them as…

January 12, 2017

One factor in soaring health care costs is the salaries given to health care CEOs.

A report from the Fierce Healthcare website listed salaries of the five highest paid health care CEOs as between $10.3 million and $17.3 million for 2015. All of them except one received more money than they did in…

January 11, 2017

In life there are many struggles. Some have health issues they must deal with every day. Some have to struggle with mental disorders, some struggle because they cannot hear; others struggle because they have poor eyesight, others have to struggle with the problem of too little education; others…

January 08, 2017

Take a look at Garth Brooks. This is what a country music star looks like.

Garth Brooks is about as big a star as they come in country music.

Suddenly, Garth Brooks is everywhere – again.

It must be nice, controlling one's destiny the way Brooks does. He “retired” some fifteen…

January 04, 2017

Happy New Year. My wife and I were up and around this morning. She called me from our guest room, and I thought maybe she had found a bug or something.

When I walked in, I could not have been more shocked. What she had found was a bullet slug on the sill of our guest room window. As we examined it…

January 02, 2017

As Donald Trump's inauguration, approaches, I can't help being worried for our nation and yes, our world.

Just hear two of Mr. Trump's pronouncements on nuclear war:

Tweet on Dec. 12:

"The U.S. must greatly expand its nuclear capability."

To Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe" Dec. 23:

"Let it be an…

December 31, 2016

The columnist Rob Christensen, writing in the paper, says that former governor Pat McCrory became the face of HB2, the bathroom bill.

That, in Christensen's view, was largely responsible for McCrory's defeat at the polls last November. He may be right.

After all, republican Donald Trump won North…

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