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January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Hold on to one image from President Obama's farewell address: The president using his handkerchief to wipe a tear from his eye as he thanked Michelle Obama for her grace and forbearance.

The first lady was holding back tears, too, as was her daughter Malia. Politics aside, it was…

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson looks like he stepped out of central casting to fill the role of America’s top diplomat. Looking the part is important to President-elect Trump as he fills his Cabinet, and the distinguished, silver-haired Tillerson fits the bill.

However,…

January 16, 2017

Remember the commercial baker who was fined thousands of dollars because he was required to sell any version of his products even if it contradicted his personal religious faith?

Remember all the liberals who celebrated the mandate saying personal beliefs do not matter in commerce?

Now come the…

January 15, 2017

The issue: State Sen. Bill Cook and members of the state’s Republican legislative leadership have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him to shut down the Amazon Wind Farm US East in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.

Our position: Trump should tell Cook and the other…

January 15, 2017

First, I wish all of you at The Daily Advance a blessed and Happy New Year. I think most of us pray it will be better than last year.

About abortion, I was reading so many millions of babies have been killed, yes, killed. That is what is done to these children. Reminds me of Hosea, chapter 4…

January 15, 2017

So now we are hearing from top American intelligence that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his hackers made a massive effort to denigrate Hillary Clinton’s integrity and health to pull down her campaign to help Donald Trump.

Let’s suppose Hillary Clinton had gotten help from the…

January 14, 2017

In the back room of a tavern in downtown Toronto, Canada, a group of men and women gathered, paying five bucks into an open tin box on the beaten-up bar, and in return were handed a piece of paper with the lyrics of a pop song. Their ages ranged from about 17 to 50ish, and many came in small groups,…

January 14, 2017

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Governor Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, Chris Christie, John Kasich and 28 other governors and expand Medicaid to provide health care coverage to 500,000 people in North Carolina…

January 12, 2017

Temper tantrums! Will they ever end?

Meryl Streep, from her bully pulpit at the Golden Globes blasts Donald Trump. And in Trumpian fashion, Trump fires back on Twitter. Remember the third debate when Trump was asked if he would accept the results of the election? He didn’t say yes or no. Then…

January 12, 2017

I have long averred that Donald Trump was sent by God to save America, and last Sunday on “Fox News,” Franklin Graham confirmed it by saying essentially the same thing. Thank you, Franklin Graham!

I said all of that to say this: That everybody knows the three most important things in…

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