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March 30, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

The Republican Health Care bill failed because it was a bad bill that had almost no authentic public support. It took benefits away from tens of millions of vulnerable people to give tax breaks to the rich few.

When Republicans turn to tax reform, they will start on much stronger ground. The…

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March 30, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

Building a wall along our southern border isn't a great idea, as great ideas go.

Looking at the situation confronting us, there are no good options available to effectively stop illegal entry into the U.S. In fact, building a wall may be the least bad option we have at our disposal.

That's how bad…

March 30, 2017 - 56 minutes ago

In the News & Observer on March 22 was a story of a young man who lied to the FBI and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Hilary Clinton lied to Congress four times or more and she received nothing.

This is a story of the rich and the poor, where justice is never dealt out equally.

I don't…

March 29, 2017

This coming April Fools’ Day can remind us that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools year-round. Their more

remarkable hoaxes include “California's happy cows,” “free-range chickens,” and “humane slaughter.” All cruel…

March 29, 2017

Let's look back six years to the beginning of this Republican legislative era and ask: Has the GOP done what we, or at least I, expected?

On tax changes: Yes. They returned the sales tax to 6.75 percent, flattened the progressive income tax to one bracket, significantly cut taxes on upper income…

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March 29, 2017

Mr. Young is convinced that human life begin at conception.

In my Bible it says God formed man from the dust and breathed into him the breath of life.

Life begins at the moment of birth when someone breathes in air.

March 28, 2017

Kevin C. got married last fall and moved from Wake to Harnett County “to get out of the city.” He thought his registration would be automatically updated with his driver’s license change of address. But when he showed up at the polls, he learned he wasn’t on the list of…

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March 28, 2017

Lige Daughtridge is a trooper for the citizens of Rocky Mount. He fought tooth and nail with everything he could to prevent the city of Rocky Mount from building the downtown community facility from its conception. With facts and figures, he was constantly ignored by members of the Rocky Mount City…

March 27, 2017

Whatever Donald Trump has, it’s spreading.

We’ve got a president who makes things up, and won’t retract when he’s cornered. Last week press secretary Sean Spicer followed the leader. He picked up Trump’s wiretap story and added a new exciting detail: Not only had…

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March 27, 2017

I just heard from The Retired Enlisted Association that the health care bill that was under consideration in the House of Representatives DOES in fact affect veterans eligible for VA health care and TRICARE-eligible retirees.

An otherwise qualified veteran or military retiree should not be…

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