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July 20, 2017

There has been a rash of letters recently calling former President Barack Obama a liar. One writer cited Politifact as his source of information. If the writers had bothered to attempt some semblance of integrity, they would have looked at the Poltifact scorecard for Donald Trump. If they had, they…

July 20, 2017

I worship Charlize Theron, the “Atomic Blonde” trailer is a hoot, and I love the story she keeps sharing with interviewers about training so hard for the fight scenes that she cracked several teeth.

But please stop telling me that “Atomic Blonde,” on the heels of…

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July 20, 2017

Separation of church and state is one of those things that only appears to go one way.

Some of our churches preach politics from sun up to sundown, and as such, they are a little more than thinly veiled political indoctrination centers.

July 19, 2017

I have noticed that around every Memorial Day or July 4th, the media and public messages have intensified their nationalistic bent over the years. The aim seems to be to coax the public to unquestionably support military adventures by our government regardless of their purposes.…

July 19, 2017

The fiscal crises in two states have liberals and conservatives chortling in glee.

Liberal Connecticut and conservative Kansas are both in fiscal trouble, so conservatives point northward and liberals midwestward and say, “We told you that doesn’t work.”

Looking at the two states,…

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July 19, 2017

The Armed Forces provide national defense.

That is important.

You might say the police and law enforcement provide neighborhood defense, and that is important, too.

Without the law enforcement community, the bad guys would have a field day, running rampant and taking control.

The police and law…

July 18, 2017

To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. ...…

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July 18, 2017

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is needed more today than at any other time in history.

As the military, “A well-regulated Militia,” grows in size, the more the rights of the people to bear arms must be protected. The same is true as the size of law enforcement grows, the…

July 18, 2017

I am calling to say if you are a NASCAR fan, there is no need to go to Charlotte.

You can satisfy your need for speed right here in Rocky Mount.

Try some of our speedways – Falls Road, Peachtree Street and Sunset Avenue.

Put the pedal to the medal and don't forget to buckle up.…

July 17, 2017

Nobody can talk about anything but Donald Trump Jr. and his Kremlin connections. You probably have some questions. Fire away.

— If Donald Jr. got convicted of a crime, do you think his father would pardon him?

When the latest story about adventures with the Russians first appeared, the…

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