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Opinion

February 22, 2018

Many letters to this newspaper seem to think the founding fathers had it all right when they wrote the Constitution. Wrong!

Other writers believe the Constitution was inspired by God. Well, that’s debatable. What is clear is that it was written by a group of privileged white men, who took…

February 22, 2018

Every place you look in Robert Mueller's investigation, the same names keep popping up: FBI agent Peter Strzok and sleazy, foreign private eye — or "British intelligence agent" — Christopher Steele.

So it's rather important that they both are Trump-hating fanatics, and one was…

AnnCoulter

February 22, 2018

I am growing very weary of left-winged yuppies defending former President Barack Obama in the Telegram.

Obama was not a patriot, he was a globalist.

Plain and simple.

Obama couldn’t have cared less about the U.S. economic well-being.

He was and is a self-proclaimed socialist.

Obama defended…

February 22, 2018

In reference to the tragic school event in Florida, I wanted to begin by saying the perpetrator, a Floridan, was required to be at least 18 years of age to purchase an AR-15.

That is entirely too young for such a powerful weapon for a child.

However the caveat is that he could not purchase a beer…

February 21, 2018

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs — and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our…

walter williams

February 21, 2018

When someone advocates for action at the state level, they often urge constituents to contact their "local" state representative or senator to join the cause.

If you ask for that legislator in Rocky Mount, you might as well put a name on it – N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant.

For a dozen years,…

February 21, 2018

We took a Sunday afternoon drive downtown to see the new event center.

Why in the world is that dilapidated white church sitting in the brand new parking lot?

It is so close to the new building.

It would take a million dollars to restore that church.

Why wasn't that church condemned and the space…

February 21, 2018

I am calling about our educational system.

I find it hard to believe in today's society there are children in the fourth grade who are forming their letters from the bottom to the top and there is no space to determine where one word stops and the other starts.

Yet we talk about education and…

February 21, 2018

I am a retired police officer and I am appalled at the Rocky Mount police for charging a man who scared away a couple of prowlers/thieves by shooting his shotgun up in the air.

Maybe he should have shot at the thieves.

He should be given a medal instead of a citation.

February 21, 2018

Opinions abound in the news and in the media. But do you want someone else to determine what you believe? Labels are easy to produce and hard to remove. Critical thinking goes beyond parroting what we hear or read. It defines us as intelligent, caring people who earnestly want to know the truth and…

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