Thursday, December 12, 2019

As many of us prepare to welcome the Prince of Peace anew, I want to remind readers of this forum of a local group of peacemakers. In our most recent Friends Committee on National Legislation, Greenville Advocacy Team meeting we recalled how being part of this national peace and justice movement inspired us to write many letters to this forum, regularly contact Sens. Burr and Tillis and Reps. Butterfield and Murphy, study policy issues and hold public meetings.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For more than a year, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has tried to resolve a problem that didn’t really exist: What should it do with Silent Sam? The Confederate statue with its racist roots had been topped by protesters on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in August 2018. Agree with the method or not, Silent Sam no longer was a safety hazard or a source of pain and controversy to the school community.

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LETTER

A gentleman called me today about a letter to the editor I had written. Needless to say he and I think just alike when it comes to politics.

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I am amused by the letter, “Why publish so many of writer’s angry letters?” — an obvious reference to one of your frequent contributors who sends angry diatribes to The Daily Advance lambasting “liberals,” who he says have a “mental disorder.” 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. It’s importance and timeliness is enhanced by so many of America’s youth, led by academic hacks, having fallen prey to the siren song of socialism.

With her announcement that Democrats will move forward and vote on articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may have signed a political death warrant for dozens of moderate Democrats elected in Trump districts.

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With the 78th Pearl Harbor remembrance day rapidly fading in the rear view mirror I’m wondering if this current generation will ever find a worthy cause that’ll define them as the Second World War did for us — the one Tom Brokaw called the “Greatest Generation.” 

Monday, December 09, 2019
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President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

Americans are having fewer babies and dying younger. That grim reality should be part of the conversation as this country tries to get past the wall of political intransigence that has prevented it from constructing a saner immigration policy and better health care system.

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Americans are having fewer babies and dying younger. That grim reality should be part of the conversation as this country tries to get past the wall of political intransigence that has prevented it from constructing a saner immigration policy and better health care system.

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President Trump apparently thought he could bluff and bluster his way out of being impeached, but he was wrong. His place of dishonor in history is now all but assured.

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The House released a 300-page impeachment report Tuesday detailing wrongdoing by President Donald Trump when he asked the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt to smear former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his chief rivals in the 2020 presidential election.

Sunday, December 08, 2019
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During 2018, North Carolina lost some 338,000 private-sector jobs, or 9.1 percent of the total. Did you happen to notice this economic catastrophe?

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During 2018, North Carolina lost some 338,000 private-sector jobs, or 9.1 percent of the total. Did you happen to notice this economic catastrophe?

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LETTER

Franklin Graham, son of the influential Christian evangelist Billy Graham, has opined that citizens of the world who oppose President Trump, and his policies, are “demonic.” 

Jack Bagwell began his duties as College of The Albemarle’s 11th president last week, and already he’s striking the right notes, engaging on the right issues, and showing the public visibility the college needs from its leader.