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Opinion

February 22, 2019

Political malfeasance, bribery and corruption, misuse of public office and sexual misconduct are the expected behavior of those in power ranging from the very top position of the presidency to the lowest city official.

When the recent spate of accusations and vitriolic attacks on members of…

February 21, 2019

Several local school districts have asked the General Assembly to free them from the rigid start-date and end-date of the academic year now embedded in law. They define the issue as "calendar flexibility."

What seems a prosaic procedural matter actually poses a test of policymakers' flexibility and…

Ferrel Guillory

February 21, 2019

The recent letter from Julia Manning saying that 30,000 scientists claim global warming is a hoax is patently false and gets a “pants on fire” rating from Politifact.org, a website that investigates claims made by political operatives on the internet.

If I wanted to read lies passed…

February 20, 2019

Again Lindell Kay has done a story about me and not contacted me. He did that two other times, once with a story about Taro Knight when he died and then again with the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs.

I questioned him about that and he came to me during a meeting held at OIC that J. Kelly hosted and…

February 19, 2019

There's one in every family: The embarrassing relative who spouts off conspiracy theories or racist opinions at Thanksgiving.

If that relative was in your circle of friends, you'd make sure they didn't get invited ever again. But because they're family, you're stuck putting up with the crazy.

North…

Colin Campbell

February 18, 2019

If the most important factor determining the welfare of workers is the growth rate of the economy, that has policy implications that free-market conservatives, among others, will welcome.

Real, long-term economic growth is about investment, about both the amount invested and how skillfully it is…

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February 18, 2019

History is replete with civilizations that had built walls of various kinds to keep out enemies they cannot defeat. And through time, much of the walls have been brought down. What has not fallen, like the Great Wall of China, has become a tourist curiosity.

Globalization has given transnational…

February 17, 2019

Several reports you probably will not hear from the liberal media:

Thirty-thousand-plus scientists have come forward confirming that man-made climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the elite in order to make money.

The propaganda machine saying that ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that…

February 16, 2019

The proposed DMV move brings to mind one of the old Three Stooges comedies, the one where one of the zany trio says, “I’ve cut this board three times and it’s still too short.” Our state continues to take cuts at property decisions and keeps coming up short.

State political…

Tom Campbell

February 16, 2019

Some of you readers may have seen an email I sent to the Telegram a couple of weeks ago which the paper was gracious enough to print.

I want to apologize for that correspondence now because what I wrote was wrong. I said that city officials needed to show some maturity and honesty in dealing with…

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