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December 17, 2017

The Republicans in the Senate have passed a new tax code.

The good news: Some reductions in taxes are for individuals and families.

The bad news: All new reductions in corporate taxes are permanent.

All those for individuals and families will automatically be phased out and go poof.

Now why was it…

December 17, 2017

Since the military industrial complex began in earnest in the 1960s, we've had the two longest wars in our nation's history.

America has been around for 200 years.

The Vietnam war was 15 years and the Afghanistan war has been going on for 17 years.The two longest wars ever.

That is the sort of…

December 17, 2017

Contrary to our police chief's way of thinking, two gangs, the Bloods and the Crypts are at war in our city.

The triangle of battlegrounds extends from the police station/City Hall down Hammond Street to West Haven Boulevard and over to the Walnut Shopping Center.

Eight shooting incidents in one…

December 17, 2017

When taxpayers criticize the Rocky Mount City Council, Mr. Dancy starts to yell racism.

No, sir.

We don't care if they are black, white, green or purple.

Taxpayers are fed up with the City Council who keeps throwing away our taxes on projects that are no benefit. They don't create jobs or…

December 16, 2017

Please allow me to thank the couple who lifted me off the ground at Walmart.

I don't know their names but I will never forget their sweet angelic voices.

I appreciate it so very much.

You have saved me.

Thank you so much.

December 15, 2017

The tree is finally up and decorated with ornaments from years past, ours, my mama’s and some that my sister passed down to us. That makes it a good Christmas tree of memories.

There have been many Christmas movies and concerts on television with the glorious old Christmas carols that you and…

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December 15, 2017

We are living in a turbulent time, a time which I firmly believe is showing the death throes of the current commodity-ridden, growth-at-any-cost, antihumanity system of capitalism. Whether one believes it or not, all the signs are there.

The old way of capitalism rescuing its…

December 15, 2017

It is great to hear that N.C. Wesleyan College will be offering graduate degrees beginning with a Master of Criminal Justice degree.

Hopefully in the not too distant future they will be offering degrees in way more disciplines.

December 14, 2017

There are fine constitutional lawyers who can argue back and forth about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case the Supreme Court heard last week, which will determine whether a Christian baker can decline to make a same-sex couple’s wedding cake. The court’s decision will either limit anti-…

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December 14, 2017

The debate about health care and health insurance has been framed by those who support government paid health care and health insurance as an access issue. Everyone has access to health care and health insurance so access is not the issue. The issues is who pays for the health care and health…

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