April 26, 2018

Of all the tributes to Barbara Bush, the encomium that touched this American heart the deepest was from historian Jon Meacham: "She was the first lady of the Greatest Generation."

He could more easily have said, "She was a great first lady of the White House." He might, of course, just have…

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April 26, 2018

Let’s face it. We are in a civil war.

It is a war of ideas, values, principles and yes, politics.

Under our Constitution, we fight our wars with ballots, not bullets.

In the upcoming election, it seems the nation is divided almost equally between the conservatives and liberals. It is the…

April 25, 2018

When the full Senate votes on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be secretary of state this week, the choice in front of every senator will be much more significant than a typical confirmation vote.

Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen has already laid out the colossal mistake the Senate Foreign…


April 25, 2018

On average, a citizen of Rocky Mount pays roughly $200 per month of utilities. This is about $2,400 per year. Some people have to pay even more than that. The average pay in Rocky Mount is approximately $25,000 a year, leaving people $22,600 for groceries, house payments, medical care, car…

April 24, 2018

In the early 1980s, I did a lot of advance work for Vice President George H.W. Bush. Routinely, Barbara Bush would be on the trip, and I would often be assigned to manage part of her schedule. Not wanting to be presumptuous, I always made it a point to introduce myself to Mrs. Bush. I have a vivid…


April 24, 2018

As most know, there is an epidemic of deaths from opioid overdoses in both North Carolina and the country in general.

All races and social classes are affected. Nearly 2,000 North Carolinians died of opioid overdoses in 2016, and the numbers for 2017 will be higher.

There are many causes of this…

April 23, 2018

The gun control enthusiasts (loons) are still at it. When are they going to realize that guns are not the problem. Guns are unresponsive until someone operates it or has intentionally damaged it. To be effective guns must have an operator!

In 2016 according to the FBI, firearms were used in 73…

April 22, 2018

What should we expect when we invest $150 million in reading programs for our elementary students? I’m not sure what the objectives were, but I am pretty certain the results weren’t what anyone wanted.

In 2011, North Carolina’s legislative leadership recognized our reading crisis.…

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April 22, 2018

The city’s Human Relations Department has taken the initiative to open up discussions concerning race relations, which is a positive step forward. 

The first installment of this effort was held in the Council Chambers on April 11. The speaker, Ms. Bertha Todd, presented a…

April 21, 2018

As long as Trump supporters keep their heads buried in the sand, the more Trump feels he can get away with his unlawful acts.

Trump said it himself, "I can walk down 5th Avenue, and shoot someone, and I wouldn't lose any voters." Not your loyal base Trump, but you have now angered the FBI, the…

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