Opinion

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

On Sunday June 19, The Daily Advance saw fit to print an editorial stating “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 racist. When…

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…

June 28, 2016

RALEIGH — A wise person once said that thoughts lead to words, words lead to actions and actions lead to habits.

Of course, habits can be good or bad, and politicians can develop them, too, through their actions.

Take the “gut and amend” tactic of making laws, for example.…

June 27, 2016

What started as persiflage as to the fitness of Donald Trump to be president has morphed into a battle of charges and counter charges between America's premier pastor, Robert Jeffrees, and some one named Russell Moore who thinks he has the moral authority to judge who should be president.

June 27, 2016

The extremely conservative Republicans believe that regular handguns are useless against a tyrannical government and that powerful military-style weapons will be the only type of weapon that will be effective to meet a tyrannical government.

OK, but what if a tyrannical government arrives with…

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