October 17, 2018

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

She was lamenting the fact that Chief…

Walter Williams

October 17, 2018

It is often said that people vote with their feet and their wallet. If so and you are happy with the economy under President Trump, then vote for Roger Allison for Congress District One.

Numbers don’t lie. I am doing better economically and suspect that you are doing better, too. The economy…

October 16, 2018

There's a lot of bad information going around about the six constitutional amendments on this year's ballot.

The questions on your ballot were written by legislators who want them to sound as enticing as possible. They're like the ads for $99 plane tickets that fail to mention baggage and other add-…

Colin Campbell

October 16, 2018

When we first moved to Rocky Mount 13 years ago, one of the first things I discovered was the beautiful Braswell library — what a treasure for the city of Rocky Mount.

I am at the library weekly, I read all genre of books and usually these books are in great shape, quite a testament to the…

October 15, 2018

Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history.

Don't get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he "enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history" (actually they are the eighth largest) and that "our economy is the strongest it's ever…


October 15, 2018

The economy is doing great, despite the reporting of the New York Times.

I checked the numbers I reported in my last letter, and Bloomberg verifies their correctness and PolitiFact backs them up as well.

1. The 327,000 new manufacturing jobs over the last year represent the best 12-month stretch in…

October 14, 2018

State lawmakers grouped six constitutional amendments on the November ballot in a way that limits efforts to distinguish each amendment from the others.

A recent complaint from former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory highlights one potential problem that results for amendment supporters.

Each amendment…

Mitch Kokai

October 14, 2018

The debate surrounding the selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s Supreme Court for me was never about partisan politics.

When his nomination went through, it confirmed for me that there is a deep, ongoing decay in our society’s moral fiber, a toxic infection in our…

October 12, 2018

Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie.

The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Instead we have President Trump, who essentially says, "Hey, let's all head to the dark, creepy basement where the chain…

Eugene Robinson

October 12, 2018

Forty years ago in Rocky Mount, a group of courageous sanitation workers made history that transformed the institutions of politics, race relations and economics in Rocky Mount with the landmark movement of the 1978 Sanitation Workers Strike.

On Monday, the Rocky Mount City Council rendered a…

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