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July 28, 2016 - 45 minutes ago

In a recent column published in your paper, the author paints a picture of derision on the part of the Democratic Party, one that promotes intolerance of Christians in favor of so-called minority interests. The author would have us believe that the Republican Party and its…

July 28, 2016 - 45 minutes ago

RALEIGH – It never ceases to amaze how much money pours into campaign coffers in North Carolina and how big of a role cash plays in our election system.

As November approaches, campaigns raising significant gobs of cash are exclaiming their hauls across the state and asking for more. At the…

July 27, 2016

The Islamic state terrorists in Syria and Iraq must have been surprised and extremely happy watching our Republican National Convention and finding that ultraconservatives’ hatred of Hillary Clinton matches their own hatred of her. 

The terrorists know that Clinton will waste no time…

July 27, 2016

I have Time Warner Cable, like I assume a lot of people in town do. I recently got a letter informing me that Time Warner would be changing its name to Spectrum. They acted like I should be happy about this when, in fact, I could care less. I mean, I’m glad to know who I’ll be getting…

July 26, 2016

RALEIGH – In most presidential election years, the vast majority of North Carolina voters – and, I assume, Americans – choose a candidate for president, the top office in the land.

In 2012, for example, 4,542,488 voters cast ballots in North Carolina, according to the State Board…

July 26, 2016

The Daily Advance printed an Associated Press article on page 5A Sunday headlined: “Clinton: Kaine everything GOP ticket isn't.” In it Hillary Clinton claimed that her vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine "is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not," referring to the Republican…

July 26, 2016

RALEIGH — In this highly charged political year, it's important to keep in mind that most North Carolinians, like most Americans, have been dissatisfied most of the time during the administrations of both Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.

That…

July 25, 2016

People often ask me how I can support Donald Trump in this election.

July 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton is the first to admit she’s not a gifted campaigner, and would like to be judged on her record of service as a U.S. Senator, secretary of State and First Lady. “I’m much better when I actually have a job to do, rather than trying to get the job,…

July 24, 2016

God bless our enemies and our enemies' enemies.

Jim Bridges 

Elizabeth City 

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