Opinion

June 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – Republicans complain that Donald Trump won’t stay on message, that he’s undisciplined and losing valuable time jetting off to Scotland to oversee his golf courses when he should be tending to the business of running for president. That’s all true, but there is…

June 24, 2016

On June 19, a letter-writer wrote that Muslims should have stayed in the place where "God put them." This would be the Arabian peninsula.

Likewise, if Christians had stayed where God put them — in Palestine — the world would have been spared the Inquisition, the…

June 24, 2016

One thing I have seen about a crony system of business is that it always complains about its amount of work and level of pay, and it always needs more assistance despite never having a 110-percent work ethic.

Take, for instance, the STEM school. It is now complaining about the need for a more…

June 24, 2016

The purpose of this article is to convey some understanding of how universities operate, where they get their authority and power from, and where their sources of funding come from. These are all tied together in a rather intricate fashion.

Each state in the country has somewhat complete control…

June 23, 2016

Elizabeth City Mayor Joe Peel says that economic development needs more structure and that local agencies need to work together. For several years there have been suggestions that each county appoint one person to a regional board that would attempt to make some headway on a collective rather than…

June 23, 2016

The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent -- 39.1 percent, to be precise -- while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. In a nation roughly evenly divided, the thinking goes,…

June 22, 2016

In response to the letter to the editor in the Sunday June 19th edition, “No Orlandos if Muslims stay where God put them,” I offer the following conclusion.

June 22, 2016

When I read the article last week in The Daily Advance about Joe Peel's comments about Arts of the Albemarle, I was somewhat taken aback.

June 22, 2016

Our petulant and narcissistic president spoke again after the tragedy in Orlando, and once again went on a nonsensical rant about gun control.

June 22, 2016

One of the top priorities of the folks on the Right this legislative session is to unleash the power of the free market to solve all of our health care problems.

That’s the way they tell it anyway and their target is the state certificate of need laws that were designed to keep some stability…

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