President Joe Biden is on a roll, lecturing other countries about their democratic deficits. The current Oval Office occupant campaigned on the promise to “bring together the world’s democracies to strengthen our democratic institutions” during his first year in office. Hey, Joe, there’s some creeping authoritarianism right under your nose. What’s blocking your view?

President Joe Biden is on a roll, lecturing other countries about their democratic deficits. The current Oval Office occupant campaigned on the promise to “bring together the world’s democracies to strengthen our democratic institutions” during his first year in office. Hey, Joe, there’s some creeping authoritarianism right under your nose. What’s blocking your view?

What kind of representation in the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives and the state General Assembly do North Carolinians get as a result of the Republican majority in the legislature’s extraordinary success at extreme gerrymandering of congressional and legislative districts?

Former Republican congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania called the recent Texas meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference a “freak show.” Dent said on CNN’s “New Day” show that “CPAC has always been kind of an odd gathering, but now it’s been taken over by a bunch of radical…

The defacing of the Black Lives Matter mural on Colonial Avenue in Elizabeth City was wrong and the perpetrator who did it served no useful purpose. But attorney Harry Daniels standing on the steps of the Pasquotank Courthouse and announcing into an array of news microphones that a $30 milli…

For the second time in less than six weeks, columnist Holly Audette has stated that renters do not pay property taxes. As Ms. Audette frequently tells us, she is a business owner, so I’m sure when Ms. Audette calculates what to charge her customers at her bed and breakfast, property taxes ar…

How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wokeness” fads in the classroom are all the rage right now, but gaps between public preferences and the practice of public education didn’t suddenly begin a few months ago. They’ve been around for decades.

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As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short supply across the economy, here’s what no one sensible thinks America urgently needs: a huge new federal Civilian Climate Corps.

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As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short supply across the economy, here’s what no one sensible thinks America urgently needs: a huge new federal Civilian Climate Corps.

The great evil of our country is the white man. The white man is the problem. The white man is privileged. That’s what I got from Martha Johnson’s and Robert Reich’s columns in your newspaper this week.

Every day in counties across North Carolina, citizens, judges, jurors, attorneys entering their local courthouse must walk by monuments to soldiers who defended the Confederate’s support of the horrendously cruel institution of slavery.

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The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines brought great hope in the battle against the deadly pandemic that has affected our way of life for nearly a year and a half. Now, more than seven months into the largest vaccination effort in history, the data and science is clear: the vaccines are effective, but only if people get their “dose of hope.”

Let’s say there’s an outbreak of deadly parvovirus in your neighborhood. Your beloved golden retriever Red, however, goes into a full-scale panic attack at the sight or smell of a veterinarian. You know the disease is highly communicable and potentially fatal.

Every day in counties across North Carolina, citizens, judges, jurors, attorneys entering their local courthouse must walk by monuments to soldiers who defended the Confederate’s support of the horrendously cruel institution of slavery.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “kangaroo court” convened earlier this week with only nine members, two of which claim to be Republican but we know that not to be true. U.S. Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, are Republicans in name only and both are diehard opponents …

Just when I thought politicians couldn’t get any stupider — and I’ll include both Democrats and Republicans in this assessment, although we all know which party has been setting new records in this competition almost daily for the past few years — along comes North Carolina’s own Madison Caw…

Ben & Jerry’s, noted for its ice cream made from “contented cows,” has produced not such contented consumers in many circles following its announcement to stop selling its ice cream in Israel’s West Bank and in East Jerusalem.

Sometimes I hate it when I’m right. My April fool’s column predicted that our return to life as we knew it before COVID would likely be determined by those who refused to take the shot. We who have been vaccinated are paying a price for those anti-vaxxers who selfishly choose not to protect themselves and disregard the rest health and freedoms of the rest of us.

I read the recent column by Bob Schofield (The Daily Advance, July 21) saying that the GOP’s hysteria about the vaccine is killing people. I laughed out loud at such an ignorant statement. Apparently Schofield wants to be politically correct, but the facts tell a different story.