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Opinion

January 23, 2018

North Carolina came up short again this month in its long-running quest to lure an automaker, but state leaders now have another economic development whale to hunt: Amazon has Raleigh on its list of 20 finalists for a new headquarters.

With thousands of jobs at stake, lots of states are chasing the…

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January 23, 2018

Is Donald Trump a racist? Let's revisit, and you be the judge. He was charged with housing discrimination toward blacks by the Justice Department ln 1973. He settled for $100 million. His father was a member of the Ku klux Klan. He started the "Birther Movement," for lack of a better word for the…

January 22, 2018

The Rocky Mount Telegram notified me of its new policy: Limit Letters to the Editor to 400 words.

It is much easier for me to put forth a reasonable debate if I have a 600-word limit.

Democrats and a few Republicans in Washington are putting illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens.

Sixty…

January 22, 2018

Question: Do you think Donald Trump spends more time thinking about Hillary Clinton than Hillary Clinton spends thinking about Donald Trump?

Sure does seem like it. The other day, Trump was discussing Russia at a news conference with the prime minister of Norway, when he suddenly announced that…

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January 21, 2018

In 1945, Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and medical care, but they were barely touched, to minimize their contact with germs. The approach was a…

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January 21, 2018

It is well beyond time to take redistricting out of the hands of state legislators.

The state legislative and congressional district boundaries first drawn in 2011 by Republican lawmakers and redrawn in 2016 after a successful court challenge remain under litigation today. And it is not beyond the…

January 21, 2018

In typical lawlessness, former President Barack Obama issued the unconstitutional DACA executive order, after proclaiming he had no right to do so.

The Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals supposedly covers around 800,000 children brought here illegally by their parents, but also those who…

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…

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