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Opinion

April 16, 2019

The Mueller investigation and all the congressional investigations took place because of the lie: Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

For two plus years, Democrats and the mainstream media have sold approximately one half of Americans on the lie that our president, his associates or his campaign was…

April 15, 2019

I am a frequent reader of the Telegram's Letters to the Editor. I find them always interesting and enlightening because they provide an unfiltered window into the thoughts and opinions of my fellow citizens.

Over time, however, I have noticed an alarming change in their collective tone. Often…

April 14, 2019

Job creation and economic development must be a top policy concern as Rocky Mount looks to its future. Political discord and dissension will undermine any efforts to bring new business, industry and commercial enterprises to our city.

It’s evident that we need a united front when it comes to…

April 13, 2019

Winston Churchill said that “the American system of representative democracy is terrible unless you consider all the other options available.”

Our system is terrible, but still it's the best we've got. That speaks very poorly for all the other options available! Washington, i.e. our…

April 12, 2019

Not so long ago it would not have been unreasonable to view racism as a smoldering ember, but today that ember has again been reignited.

The mere mention of the word racism brings on an onslaught of denials and finger-pointing from those who apparently feel they are judge and jury. Racism is…

April 11, 2019

It seems that the McCarthy period has poisoned American minds forever and closed the doors to exploration of new ideas or different concepts.

While many people are aware of how terrible the current capitalist system is for the viability of humanity and this planet, looking for a…

April 10, 2019

Why is the "right" stereotyping the "left?"

Recently, two individuals wrote a letter to the editor that voiced their concerns about the "left" embracing an ISIS sympathizer. First of all, it is not the "left," it is one congresswoman from New York. How dare you "assume" (and, we all know what…

April 10, 2019

Our democratic form of government is all about respect. Unfortunately there is far too little of it from left and right in our nation today.

In a column, "Extremism Not Justified" several excellent points were made about the extremism and lack of respect we face today. A quote from Sen. Bennett of…

April 10, 2019

Pot holes are showing up throughout our city.

The many storms we have had have left us with softer ground, causing problems on many of our streets. I called three weeks ago about a huge pot hole in Cedarbrook Drive and was told that this could not be repaired until the asphalt plant was started up.…

April 09, 2019

We are abloom in every neighborhood, but in the historic West Haven district, an abundance of dogwoods, cherry trees, etc. are minus quite a few blossoms. Why?

Recently, the city of Rocky Mount hired a clearing company to “trim” around utility wires. Being from out-of-state and…

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