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July 15, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to be a Supreme Court justice will take place in the shadow of the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice 13 years ago.

Roberts was confirmed on a 78-22 vote in 2005. That's the most votes any justice has received for more than two decades. But…

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July 15, 2018

Hats off to the Nash-Rocky Mount school board for the very good things being accomplished.

The proposal for two new schools, the solvency of the custodial staff and the transferring of the upper grade students at Williford Elementary School to other elementary schools are just a mere few decisions…

July 14, 2018

Ever since that episode in Eden’s garden, the one where humans were enticed into eating the forbidden fruit, serpents have been considered the lowest of creatures.

Most loathe the slithering reptile and use pejoratives to describe undesirable people as “lowlifes” or “snakes…

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July 14, 2018

While some people complain about giving benefits to the poor, I would prefer to complain about the atrocities of wasteful spending in the government.

First, let’s talk about the Defense Department. Military spending represents about $590 billion, the biggest share of government spending of…

July 13, 2018

I'm confident that we can eventually repair the damage President Trump is doing to the nation. What he's doing to the world is another story.

As with much of his program, Trump's foreign policy is contradictory and ultimately self-defeating. He wants to lead — his voracious yet delicate ego…

Eugene Robinson

July 13, 2018

The Democrats have come full circle. They are the party that fought against the freedom and rights of blacks and females. Maxine Waters, face of the Democrat Party, is now calling for harassment of those who do not believe as her party believes.

Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of The Red Hen…

July 12, 2018

I thought I was so smart back in 2016 when I wrote that Democrats, who were confident they would defeat Donald Trump, should be pulling for him to win.

A Trump win, I explained, could be a good thing, not for the country perhaps, but for the future of the Democratic Party.

Barack Obama’s win…

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July 12, 2018

The Trump administration announced a proposal on June 27, with a draft Environmental Assessment containing several alternatives which would shrink the habitat of the last remaining endangered red wolves in the wild and would allow landowners more leeway to kill any of the animals that stray onto…

July 11, 2018

Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his predecessors.

He disdains the rule of law and tramples norms of presidential behavior. He is ill-informed, self-destructive and brazen in his abusive attacks on the justice system and the press. Indeed, Donald Trump is…

July 11, 2018

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of cheddar…

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