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January 23, 2017

The purpose of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington was unclear to me until I read a New York Times description of one of the four organizers: “A Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American Muslim racial justice and civil-rights activist” who encouraged participants to come to the…

January 23, 2017

We have a new president and many people witnessed yet again the traditions that accompany our transition to a new executive.

January 23, 2017

Words cannot describe the utter contempt that I and millions of Americans feel for former President Barack Obama. In one of his last  anti-American gestures, Obama commuted the sentence of former Army Private Chelsea Manning, allowing this despicable traitor to be released from prison in May.…

January 23, 2017

During the Christmas season there was a political cartoon that portrayed Donald Trump as a Jedi Knight from the “Star Wars” movies. The cartoon was obviously intended to lampoon the then-president elect. But let's talk about politics and Star Wars shall we?

In the “Star…

January 22, 2017

Along with the pomp and circumstance that typically accompany presidential inaugurations, Friday’s ceremony installing Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States was marked by boycotts and witnessed by the most politically divided nation since the 1960s.

January 21, 2017

A local conservative columnist seems to have trouble comparing apples and oranges. Liberals and other caring people understand that it is important to resist discrimination against others because of their race, color, creed or sexual orientation. We also have a responsibility to call out those who…

January 21, 2017

In its 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court spoke in powerfully direct language. As it struck down the South’s “separate but equal’’ schools for whites and for blacks, the unanimous court declared, “Separate educational facilities are…

Ferrell Guillory

January 21, 2017

 

WASHINGTON -- Two big and passionate crowds have descended on Washington -- one thrilled by Donald Trump's inauguration, the other appalled. Never in my lifetime has a new president been anticipated with such raw enthusiasm on one side and such fear and loathing on the other.

Admit it, you…

January 21, 2017

This is a remarkable day in the history of our country. We have never over our centuries inaugurated a man like Donald Trump as president of the United States. You can select any random group of former presidents — Madison, Lincoln, Hoover, Carter — and none of them are like Trump.…

January 20, 2017

RALEIGH — One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, I’m just that nerdy.) The author, a Duke University specialist in rural sociology, began with a brief overview of the state. Observing that the…

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