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February 27, 2017

Let me make clear first of all that I swear allegiance to no political party or entity. I'm independent. And also, referring to a recent excellent letter published in your Feb. 24 edition, I'm only 5-foot, 8-inches short!

President Donald Trump is an autocrat/plutocrat who expects all Republicans…

February 27, 2017

Liberalism, at least in its essential character, performs a useful service by challenging simplistic cultural assumptions, but one of the most simplistic assumptions of all is embedded in the idea that “simple” is synonymous with “simplistic.”

Core values have to…

February 27, 2017

I think the banning of new solar farms in Currituck County is a bit short-sighted. Having them provides tax revenue that, unlike housing developments, does not burden our schools and police, fire and emergence medical services. They no more take away farmland than housing developments. They could…

February 27, 2017

What? The president issued a travel ban preventing people from entering this country? He stopped issuing visas? Can he do that? Doesn’t he know that we are a nation of immigrants and there are many who want to come here? What was President Carter thinking?

Oops.... Did I say President Carter?…

February 26, 2017

You recently published a letter accusing the president of ignoring “Holocaust Remembrance Day.” The writer gave him quite a shellacking. But, the write was wrong.

She should have checked the official White House website. I did. I Googled “Holocaust Remembrance Day —…

February 26, 2017

Currituck is trying to ban solar farms?

According to the Currituck Planning Director Ben Woody, many believe solar farms are poor choices for the economy and wildlife. To this I offer a few simple statistics.

Right now, solar companies employ around 7,000 people in North Carolina and they fully…

February 26, 2017

I have volunteered at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center for 10 years in the gift shop and love it.

On the morning of Feb. 18, a friendly 50-55-year-old woman came in to buy three cookies. She asked if she could please have a cup of coffee which we gave her. She began crying. My co-worker and I tried…

February 26, 2017

What if you lived in a country where every day you feared for the lives of your family because of wars that never ended, or the brutality of drug cartels?

What if poverty was all you knew and all you would ever know?

What if you could not provide food, clothing, or shelter for your family?

What if…

February 26, 2017

The roll-back recently of an Obama gun regulation law by Trump administration legislators was tragic indeed. 

President Obama believed it was imperative to not give guns to severely mentally ill people, and he worked hard to get Congress to pass a law forbidding them to buy and own guns. And…

February 25, 2017

Labeling our brave CIA agents “Nazis” and mocking a person’s disability, and sexually assaulting beautiful individuals should disqualify one from becoming president of the United States. But, sadly, today in Christian America it doesn’t.

Senator Patrick Moynahan had it…

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