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Opinion

December 05, 2016

I remember like it was yesterday. I drove to North Carolina as a new military bride thrilled to call home a state represented by Senator Jesse Helms. I stopped at the Republican Party headquarters to sign up to help.

Not long after, I was hired to work on the campaign that elected Jim Gardner…

December 04, 2016

A recent letter included a comment that our country has changed so much that it is now unrecognizable from the country of our childhood. One issue is that Christianity is under attack like never before, especially after this campaign season.

Morality is almost non-existent. If it feels good do it.…

December 04, 2016

I’d like to say, Merry Christmas, Elizabeth City. The city council is giving itself a 10.5 percent raise. What a combination of two stories here: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and "How The Grinch's Stole Christmas.”

Yes, certain devious Grinch councilors concocted to have a vote…

December 03, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump promised to punish U.S. companies that ship manufacturing jobs out of the country. Instead, judging from the way he has handled Carrier, he plans to reward them. Quite handsomely, in fact.

December 02, 2016

Editor’s note: The following opinion column originally was published in The Charlotte Observer.

December 01, 2016

WASHINGTON – One by one the flames are jumping the firewalls of our written and unwritten Constitutions.

December 01, 2016

WASHINGTON — This week, Fidel Castro finally got something he had always wanted.

December 01, 2016

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial published in Sunday’s edition of The Daily Advance addresses the TPP, or Trans Pacific Partnership, agreement. The editorial states that while the TPP needs to be tweaked, it is in our national interest to ratify the agreement rather than throw it out,…

November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON — The first time I lived in the nation’s capital, Ronald Reagan was president.

November 30, 2016

A recent letter cites a few documented violent incidents and makes it appear as though this is going on all over the country. Yet, by contrast, the letter says nothing about a dozen-plus cities around the country where supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are protesting, blocking major…

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