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January 20, 2018

What aren’t we being told about GenX?

What could possibly be more important than knowing that the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink is safe? Public safety is one of the major functions of government.

That said, the GenX issue is a great mystery. For too many months there…

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January 20, 2018

Patriotism is defined as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” True patriots seek to strengthen, confirm and celebrate the “we” in “we the people.” Patriotism goes far beyond the spoken word and one shoe does not fit all. To make a…

January 20, 2018

I have a question that I would like to ask to the readers of this newspaper.

Is there anyone else out there who has to go to work when there is inclement weather outside?

Recently when we experienced the snow fall here, there were several corporations and retailers that were open who had the…

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…

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