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May 20, 2018

The spectacle of more than 15,000 educators protesting on the streets of Raleigh and in the halls of the General Assembly last Wednesday carried a potent message to legislative leaders and to the citizens of North Carolina about public education.

In a very public way educators are calling out the…

May 20, 2018

Teachers who marched for education at the General Assembly earlier this month are mad at the wrong people.

Here are three groups that teachers should also lobby for higher wages.

1. Your neighbors. Pasquotank County narrowly passed a small increase in the sales tax rate, to be devoted to public…

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May 19, 2018

It was unsettling to hear Vice President Mike Pence tell us that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should wrap up the Russian investigation in the interest of our country.

How odd that Mr. Pence would like the probe to shut down just when every rock Mr. Mueller is turning over a Russian crawls out.…

May 19, 2018

How would you define begging? I’ll say it’s asking for something you need. 

Our newspaper published an article claiming it’s against the law to beg. If that’s the case, a lot of people are guilty. Take all these flyers you get in the mail, wanting a donation for…

May 18, 2018

The D.C. “swamp” is alive and well as special interests line up to protect themselves in the Farm Bill being debated this week in Congress. Four areas of this bill need significant reform: crop subsidies, sugar restrictions, insurance payments and work requirements for food stamp…

May 18, 2018

Here's a sample of The Daily Advance's hypocrisy that goes for news these days. The headline over a recent letter stated: 'If economy is humming, who cares if president is a liar?” Please be advised that the headline is of The Daily Advance’s origination, not the writer’s.…

May 17, 2018

In case some readers are not familiar with their history, the Socialist Movement in the United States began with the Fabian Society, a group of British socialists who sought to advance the principles of democratic socialism through gradualism rather than revolutionary overthrow. When they came to…

May 17, 2018

Donald Trump became "the most powerful" by avoiding linear logic and linear language and by speaking symbolically, and finally becoming a symbol himself.

The majority of people voted for Hillary Clinton for president with their minds but not with their hearts.

Eighty percent avoid linear logic and…

May 16, 2018

Now that the votes have been cast and the political campaign signs are beginning to fade, maybe its time to offer a few post mortem observations about the Republican primary for NC Senate race for District 1 – one of the hottest in the state.

Our own Bob Steinburg soundly defeated Clark…

May 16, 2018

Many claims were made by candidates during the recent election about their opponent that were either outright deceptions or intentional distortions of truth. This is unfortunately not new. But when a candidate so obviously engaged in it declares, after losing his race, his pride in running a…

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