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Opinion

July 29, 2016

Comments by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to radio station WFAE that the NBA’s decision to move its All-Star game from Charlotte was “P.C. BS” demonstrates a profound lack of understanding on his part of just how our country actually works.

I was taught the basics of…

July 29, 2016

CLEVELAND -- There's always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. But when Trump gave his acceptance address on the last night of the GOP convention in Cleveland last week, the opinion gap was absolutely…

July 29, 2016

A brief article appeared on the front page of the Friday, July 22 edition of The Daily Advance listing North Carolina mayors who have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Among them was a local mayor who said he based his choice on ”...the importance of strengthening rural America.…

July 28, 2016

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

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…

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