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June 29, 2016 - 32 minutes ago

The United States of America is the most advanced and powerful nation in the world when it comes to military preparedness, advanced technology, economics and standard of living. With a few exceptions, we are holding our own and can compete globally in every area.

One area where we fall far short…

June 29, 2016 - 32 minutes ago

RALEIGH – In the days following North Carolina’s first gubernatorial debate of 2016, polls show Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper neck-and-neck in one of the most closely watched governor’s races in the country.

A Public Policy Polling survey released in late June…

June 29, 2016 - 32 minutes ago

It seems that common sense is a commodity that’s becoming increasingly uncommon, even in our judicial system, or especially in our judicial system. A federal district judge has ruled that females may now use male restrooms, along with the males, of course. And now, that rarity of common sense…

June 28, 2016

On Sunday June 19, The Daily Advance saw fit to print an editorial under the headline, “Trump never will be ready to be commander-in-chief.” The editorial stated many reasons why, and with most I wholeheartedly agreed except, of course, the intellectually lazy assertion that Trump is a…

June 28, 2016

The left is hot on the trail of Donald Trump for commenting on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s unfair treatment of him with regard to Trump University.

The left and the right went crazy that Trump brought up the judge’s ethnicity when calling him out for unfair decisions. Trump was…

June 28, 2016

Everyone would like to believe that the current debate in Congress is ideological, not political. But any reasonable person who thinks this is anything but a political statement by the Democrats is misguided, in my opinion. I would remind everyone who reads this, that when the Democrats controlled…

June 28, 2016

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor in the Sunday, June 19th edition of The Daily Advance, “No Orlando if Muslims stay where God put them.” Well, if European Christians had stayed where God put them, there would be far less grief and poverty in the lives of…

June 28, 2016

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote: "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should discover... sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostilities."

Our son, Geoffrey, prompted me to rethink this quotation, which I have highly valued for many years. He caused me to generalize…

June 28, 2016

Last summer, my granddaughters and I were walking along the waterside in Elizabeth City where the boats were docked. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.

Much to our surprise, we came upon a nice old man who had a flock of pet birds. He even let us feed them. The birds seemed very smart.…

June 28, 2016

RALEIGH — When liberals and conservatives debate the issue of how best to promote economic growth and opportunity, they usually talk about their differences on spending and taxes.

Should the government keep taxes higher in order to finance schools, roads, and other public services, even if…

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