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December 07, 2016

Our President-Elect Donald Trump tells us he’s going to drain the swamp when he gets to the White House. But now he is filling it with alligators from Wall Street. To my mind billionaires from Goldman-Sachs are not the best “drainers” of the swamp.

Sadly, our President-elect…

December 07, 2016

WASHINGTON — Fake news leads eventually to real tragedy. It almost got there Sunday when an idiot brought a loaded assault rifle into a Washington pizzeria, firing at least one shot, in an attempt to "self-investigate" a preposterous made-up conspiracy theory.

No one was hurt — this…

December 06, 2016

Claims that Steve Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist,  is anti-Semitic have been widely reported. These claims are that in his role at Breitbart News, he supported statements that were anti-Israel and that he is not fit to serve in the Trump administration. But the…

December 06, 2016

Amid a flurry of letters to The Daily Advance concerning dilapidated buildings and vacant commercial property in Elizabeth City as well as reports of proposed code enforcement actions against some of the worst offenders, it occurs to me to ask why one shining example of commercial…

December 06, 2016

We read with great interest the account of the recent dedication ceremony for the recently completed softball/baseball complex at the Currituck Community Park. The athletic complex itself, and the Community Park campus in general, is a project of which the county's commissioners and staff…

Vic Ramsey

December 06, 2016

RALEIGH — During the fall campaign in North Carolina, the presidential and gubernatorial races captured most of the attention. That was understandable. But the reelection of Sen. Richard Burr deserves at least as much post-election attention, for two compelling reasons.

The first is political.…

December 06, 2016

RALEIGH — The usual crowd was hanging out in the parking lot of my neighborhood firehouse in Connecticut, sometime about 1965, when Mr. Andy drove by in his new Oldsmobile 98.

The old blowhard wanted to impress us kids with all its features and he boasted of the price he’d negotiated…

December 06, 2016

At first glance, the late Sen. Jesse Helms and President-elect Donald Trump could not be more different.

Helms, who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate from 1973 until 2003, was as plain as brown shoes, married to the same woman his entire adult life, and lived unostentatiously on…

December 05, 2016

I notice that many liberals are upset about Donald Trump’s victory over the most corrupt and despicable politician ever. Hillary and Bill Clinton look at John Gotti and the Gambino crime family, laugh and call them “amateurs.”

Yet, liberals continue to fall back on the tired old…

December 05, 2016

In John Hood’s Dec. 2 column, “Cautiously optimistic GOP factions can work together,” he comments on how proud conservatives were in the 1990s for, among other things, balancing the budget.

While I am often put off by many of Mr. Hood’s writings, I find this contention…

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