March 26, 2017

Our nation’s debate about health care has focused on the need for reforms in the private and public insurance systems. We’ve heard a lot about benefits and access for adults, but not much about how well our system is working for kids. We know that health insurance coverage is a…

March 26, 2017

“If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake.” — Mahatma Gandhi

In January, I was appointed by Tim Moore, speaker…

March 26, 2017

The way I see it, the Republican right has long been the party of denial, but President Trump and his followers have made denial into an art form!

Trump knows that no evidence of any kind links President Barack Obama to any scheme to wiretap Trump Tower. But he denies the lack of evidence. He…

March 26, 2017

The American taxpayer paid out $12 million a year for President Barack Obama’s travel expenses — a total of $96 million for eight years.

And now we are told that after only two months in office, the taxpayers have paid out $18 million for President Donald Trump and his large extended…

March 23, 2017

The primary reasons for the construction of solar farms in eastern North Carolina are price stability and the fact they provide a locally produced source of electricity. In the case of a national emergency this will ensure the ability to maintain local government functions such as courts, hospitals,…

March 22, 2017

Not so fast, Daily Advance.

Meals on Wheels cut? Are you sure about that?

Go to the organization's website. Most of their federal funding is not from the Community Development Block Grants (CBDG), but from the Older Americans Act, for which cuts have not been announced. CBDG is mostly about funding…

March 22, 2017

Kudos to long-time Northeastern High School Concert Band director Wayne James for bringing the Guam Territorial Band back to town for a “Banding Together” concert at Elizabeth City State University Saturday night, the first stop on the Pacific island group’s East Coast tour.


March 21, 2017

I attended the Feb. 25 talk on gerrymandering presented by Walter Salinger and the League of Women Voters. The recent letters to the editor deriding the presenter and host organization miss the point.

Gerrymandering is in the process of dividing up and redrawing districts to give a political party…

March 20, 2017

I’ve prayed, cried, written letters, and called representatives and senators about more than one topic, but especially about health insurance for all. It is very close to my heart, mind and soul.

I am a woman, mother, grandmother, wife, and retired nurse who worked for more than 35 years.…

March 19, 2017

At a time when there is so much division, there is one issue on which most everyone could agree.

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