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January 10, 2019

There certainly have been a lot of — let's say interesting — things both written and said about President Trump in the media. Take, for example, an article that appeared in the Sunday Dec 30th edition of The Daily Advance entitled "Military women, vets shift away from Trump."

What made…

January 09, 2019

In your Dec. 23 edition, both columnist Marc Thiessen and The Fayetteville Observer argued on your opinion page that the Trump administration made a serious mistake by directing a pullout of our forces from Syria. Both the column and editorial expressed views similar to those of now former Defense…

January 08, 2019

I commend two recent pieces in The Daily Advance, a column by Richard Cartwright published on Dec. 30 and John Hood’s column on Jan. 4. I applaud both for their astute grasp of fundamental human conditions and their suggestions for improvement.

Cartwright recognized the deeply entrenched…

January 07, 2019

In his Dec. 29 column on peace, Tom Campbell quoted French politician Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollins about calling a halt to war, and about the difference between leaders and followers.

America's great poet, songwriter and recent Nobel Laureate in Literature, Bob Dylan, wrote the…

January 07, 2019

Just read in the paper about gas prices going down.

You know what that means don’t you? No raise in Social Security benefits. That’s what happened the last time we were to get a raise in Social Security benefits: Gas prices stayed down just long enough for us to get our Social Security…

January 07, 2019

Napoleon and some of his men fled from rabbits that were attacking them. Google explains that the rabbits probably approached, thinking that humans would feed them, as they were used to.

I attribute Napoleon's mistake to military paranoia. If you plan to kill X, you are inclined to…

January 01, 2019

Terrorists will be around for a long time. As long as one person feels that he has nothing to lose, everyone else has everything to lose, though they may not realize it. If everybody can't be somebody, nobody should be anybody. 

Jim Bridges

Elizabeth City …

January 01, 2019

They say that plagiarism is the highest form of flattery, and if it is then perhaps I should be ecstatic. Maybe it's merely aping. But somehow I don't believe the efforts of some local trolls have reached that level — at least not yet.

Oftentimes I use scripture when making a point, and…

December 29, 2018

Pasquotank commissioners agreed to hire a lobbyist two years ago, ostensibly so that this person could let the commissioners know if any legislation was under consideration that was against the county’s interests. Of course, the commissioners overlooked the fact that their elected House…

December 22, 2018

In your article about changes to the State Health Plan, State Treasurer Dale Folwell was quoted defending his proposal to tie provider payment rates to Medicare rates because the federal program “accounts for differences between providers ‘down to the zip code.’”

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