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June 14, 2018

The fact that this country is, with the exception of Native Americans, a country of immigrants has become lost and redefined in today's rhetoric about immigration reform.

We can all trace our heritage back to somewhere else, whether our ancestors came on the Mayflower or a slave ship. While it is…

June 13, 2018

President Trump famously avoided service in the long, long Vietnam War. Is it a concern for votes? Not really.

For one thing, the matter is famous only because he, Trump, ascended all the way to the Oval Office. As a private citizen, which Donald Trump was for the first 70 years of his life, no one…

June 11, 2018

Every once in a while, we are awakened from the torpor of daily living to reckon with unpleasant realities.

Things are done to us without our knowledge and swept under the carpet as inconsequential when the truth is more dire than we anticipated. I am talking about the recent affair…

June 10, 2018

The election of Donald Trump was one of the most consequential elections in U.S. history, not because we have a roaring economy, historic unemployment among blacks and Hispanics or the highest employment rate for women in the marketplace.

No, the election of Donald Trump exposed the…

June 09, 2018

Ask yourself, are we a self-governing nation? Our Constitution assumes that we are.

In this free society, who keeps the order and peace? Is there one policeman for every person in the USA who makes sure that each one obeys the law? No. Who, then, makes us obey the law? Only we, ourselves.…

June 08, 2018

A rebuttal to the “Take Off the Blinders” editorial printed May 23. It is not my intent to ridicule or demean Mr. Shamlin but if supporters of this current president and current administration would like to see someone with blinders and rose colored glasses on, I suggest they need go no…

June 07, 2018

Another horrific school mass shooting, another ho-hum response from our elected officials: "We send our thoughts and prayers.’

What can you expect from those who, ostensibly sworn to serve their constituents, are in thrall to the gun culture that permeates our society like a cancer, and…

June 05, 2018

Dominion Energy Corporation, which together with Duke Energy is building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, celebrates its “Best-in-Class Environmental Protections.” All its features, it says, are “state-of-the-art.”

Dominion knows there is strong opposition to the ACP. They must…

June 04, 2018

After paying $17 million taxpayer dollars for congressmen’s sexual misconduct, a bill was passed unanimously by the Senate to stop such payments. Now, it’s on its way to the House.

The fact that this bill has to come to the floor of Congress tells us much about Congress’ oversight…

June 03, 2018

Rocky Mount, the issue on the table is the discussion around the Confederate monument at Battle Park on Falls Road.

The Rocky Mount City Council has directed the Human Relations Commission to have community discussions about the Confederate Monument at Battle Park. The discussion is to leave it…

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