July 29, 2016

For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to understand the fuss over Pokemon Go in the first place, much less the reasons behind Rocky Mount’s decision to ban all Pokemon activity this week from 134 city properties.

Then again, we have had trouble even seeing the Pikachus and what-nots.…

July 29, 2016

In spite of steamy weather, steamy political conventions and steamy killings that make headlines in America and around much of the remainder of the world almost every day and night, there is some good news.

The two American flags that were stolen from St. Paul United Methodist Church recently will…


July 29, 2016

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway said that there only were three real sports – auto racing, mountain climbing and bull fighting. All the rest, he said, were kids’ games.

The three sports he selected apart from the others all involve the aspect of imminent death. Hemingway…

July 29, 2016

If you are a young man, you have to take responsibility for the lives you bring into this world.

That is just all there is to it.

Too many young men are falling down on their responsibilities.

If you are a young man and your woman is pregnant, you might be feeling real good about yourself.


July 28, 2016

Donald Trump is not for the black man on Peachtree Street with all those signs in his yard.

Donald Trump's honesty only shows his true racism.

So go ahead and vote for him. If he does get elected into office, he is going to show you how quickly he is not for you.

He is only for people who have…

July 27, 2016

In most presidential election years, the vast majority of North Carolina voters – and, I assume, Americans – choose a candidate for president, the top office in the land.

In 2012, for example, 4,542,488 voters cast ballots in North Carolina, according to the N.C. State Board of…


July 27, 2016

With gasoline prices still floating slightly above $2 a gallon in North Carolina, it’s a great summer for driving east or west for vacation. And, of course, the pump prices are even lower if you head to South Carolina – just brace yourself. That ride is a little bumpy.

The trade-off for…

July 27, 2016

In the last election, Obama asked the question why do people cling so stubbornly to their guns?

They cling to their guns because they don't trust the politicians in Washington.

It was businessmen like Donald Trump that bankrupted Americans, it was the politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary…

July 26, 2016

For all the bad news we’ve read lately about the increase of opioid abuse in North Carolina and in the nation at large, we’re pleased to see leaders looking for innovative ways to tackle the problem, rather than falling back on the old “throw ’em all in jail” solution.…

July 26, 2016

Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans held their presidential convention. But I’d urge you to study the recent failed military coup against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. America is not Turkey – but in terms of personality and political strategy,…

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