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February 19, 2017

I have been reading your paper for almost two years and I am constantly amazed at the misinformation presented as fact on occasion by some of your columnists and in the letters-to-the-editor section.

Take last Monday’s paper for instance. The column by Holly Audette claimed one-time…

February 19, 2017

One thing the prejudiced and close-minded among us know about Islam is that it is the most violent religion in history. These good souls are comfortably and conveniently ignorant of the history of the Judeo-Christian religions.

In the Old testament book of Joshua, for one example, Joshua…

February 18, 2017

"In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered." — Hebrews 2:10, (The Bible, New International Version)

Christians celebrate both the first…

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February 17, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 27, the Holocaust tragedy was remembered by people all over the world. Unfortunately, President Trump never mentioned that important date, although he was televised all day signing and showing executive orders. I don’t think this was done intentionally. It probably…

February 17, 2017

President Trump’s top aide, Kellyann Conway, is now in trouble with the Government Ethics Committee for hustling up some money for her boss’s daughter on television.

Poor girl! All she was doing was ingratiating herself to the Trump family who cares nothing about ethics.

I so hope…

February 17, 2017

Take away President Donald Trump’s sometimes ridiculous tweets, and I would give him a resounding A+ so far in his first two-plus weeks.

How fantastic is it to finally have a politician who is doing everything he said he would?

The Democrats and, of course, their friends in the media are…

February 16, 2017

Recently Congress voted to disassemble the Affordable Care Act. So naturally, folks are worried about their health insurance.

One of the “no” votes was cast by our congressman, Republican Walter Jones who, along with eight others, broke with Republican Party leaders. Jones’ reason…

February 16, 2017

RALEIGH — The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discourse. While objections to her lack of experience in government were understandable, critics went far beyond that to attack her character…

February 16, 2017

I used to host a radio show with Steve Bannon. Yes, that Steve Bannon.

It was a Catholic radio show, and we talked about life and faith and how you integrate the two. It aired weekly over the course of a number of months in 2012, and I do remember we had one political show around Election Day, in…

February 14, 2017

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