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Opinion

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…

HughHewitt

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…

EdRogers

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…

April 21, 2018

It's good that Starbucks, with its announcement this week that it will close thousands of stores for a day of "racial bias training" in May, is taking steps in the right direction after a video of two black men getting arrested in one of its coffee shops went viral. But white America's habit of…

Karen Attiah

April 20, 2018

Keep calm and raise hell. The forces of truth and justice may be closing in on President Trump, but there is no reason to believe they can triumph without massive displays of outrage in the streets and at the polls.

Potentially the most serious threat Trump has ever faced came last week when FBI…

Eugene Robinson
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