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January 19, 2018

Fourteen months ago, in the first flush of power, Steve Bannon gave an interview to Michael Wolff – beginning a relationship that would prove his undoing – in which he boasted about his plan to realign our politics. His nationalist-populist movement, he argued, would transform…

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January 19, 2018

It’s time to defrock the rhetoric. We are all racists. With some, it’s racial pride; others, it’s racial prejudice. The newest insanity is racial guilt. Unlike the new liberalism, a person’s skin color (race), like their sex, is determined by parentage, at birth. One cannot…

January 19, 2018

War is idiotic.

All of these countries where we have fought major wars ... we are now trading partners with them and in some cases allies.

I am talking about Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Korea.

It is really silly to go to these wars and then turn around and become best buddies. It is like the…

January 18, 2018

President Trump’s intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. That is pure racism – and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to Abraham Lincoln, must decide whether to go along.…

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January 18, 2018

I read the Speak Up with great interest, and appreciate the caller who recently brought the issue of non-publication of Community Events, to the Editor’s attention. I, too, am a subscriber to the Rocky Mount Telegram and have made these same observations before. You read about something that…

January 18, 2018

I am fed up with the liberal, socialist element in Rocky Mount continually bashing Donald Trump.

The Dow is at record highs every week. Business optimism could not be stronger. Record high employment numbers.

Someone said that Trump was just a businessman. Thank God he is just that.…

January 17, 2018

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the tax reform bill as Armageddon.

Waste Management is giving two thousand dollar special bonuses to nearly 34,000 employees in North America, citing tax reform.

Eighty-one companies, because of the Tax Reform bill, have announced bonuses…

January 17, 2018

The state legislature’s one-day session on Jan. 10 turned out to be a failure, and a waste of the roughly $42,000 it costs to send lawmakers to Raleigh for a special session.

When legislators set the date back in October, the plan was to redraw judicial districts or consider changing to a…

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January 17, 2018

I would like to make a comment about the Speak Up in the Dec. 31st paper.

The caller thinks it would be a good idea to send convicts over to fight the wars.

Sure thing.

That is what we need to do is to trust our national security to criminals who may shoot anyone at will including their own.

What's…

January 16, 2018

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community in exchange for your public assistance, should you be obligated to do so?

Most conservatives say yes. Most progressives say no. Most Americans agree…

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