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January 20, 2017

The effectiveness of a presidency is measured in different ways – through political biases, personal gains or losses and, occasionally, by slightly more objective measures.

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office today to become the nation’s 45th president, we say goodbye to Barack…

January 20, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Donald Trump: freak or geek?

Who better to answer that question than Judd Apatow, the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks” and the comedian, producer, director and writer who has been in a spiral over the ascent of his fellow TV big shot and Twitter…

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January 20, 2017

When asked to comment on accusations that Russia hacked U.S. elections, President Donald Trump said, “We don't have the kind of security we need; nobody knows what's going on.”

Well, Mr. Trump, if you are in the “nobody cares” category of Americans, you would not know.…

January 19, 2017

Republicans have announced a plan to replace ObamaCare with a health care plan for all people hired to build Trump's wall between us and Mexico.

All these people will get free health care forever.

January 18, 2017

The separation of powers principle should not be so vexing to state leaders.

It was, after all, clearly explained in middle school civics class. The legislature writes the laws. The executive implements the laws. The judiciary applies the laws when there are disputes between parties, either civil…

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January 18, 2017

Perhaps those in the healing profession should stick with their chosen course in life and resist the temptation to delve into identity politics, where the left makes their living on the backs of patriotic Americans.

The left, and particularly Barack Obama’s whole political success rests on…

January 18, 2017

I just read the article about Gold Rock needing work.

As a neighbor to Gold Rock, we have known for a long time the problems that exist. I just hope that something gets done this time.

Areas like this is what Rocky Mount needs to concentrate on before they consider an event center. People do not…

January 17, 2017

And so it came to pass that in the winter of 2016 the world hit a tipping point that was revealed by the most unlikely collection of actors: Vladimir Putin, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and the Macy’s department store. Who’d have thunk it?

And what was this tipping point?…

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January 17, 2017

I would like to commend the Rocky Mount Telegram and the U.S. Postal Service for their deliveries during this extreme weather.

Thank you.

January 16, 2017

It now is time and maybe even past time to address President-elect Donald Trump on some of his campaign promises.

Sir, here are things you need to reconsider:

A massive deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Banning the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance…

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