Sunday, January 26, 2020

President Donald Trump rightly touted “America’s extraordinary prosperity” in his speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. But his history of overlooking the global component of that success is wrongheaded, especially because transnational threats can reverse the uninterrupted U.S. economic growth that began during the Obama era.

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Kudos are in order for Elizabeth City State University trustees for successfully maneuvering out of a political mine field last week.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

There are often comments on gas prices here in Greenville. The comments are correct: our gasoline prices are the highest in the area. On Sunday I went to New Bern, I stopped in Vanceboro and paid $2.209 for gas. On the same day gas here in Greenville was $2.459. The Sheetz in Washington had gas for $2.189, Jacksonville $2.209, Vanceboro 2.189, Rocky Mount $2.259 and Wilson 2.259.

Senate Republicans on Tuesday laid the groundwork for a truncated trial of President Trump that would be a perversion of justice. Proposals by Democrats to obtain critical evidence were voted down. Unless several senators changed their positions, votes to acquit Mr. Trump on the House’s charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress could come as soon as next week without any testimony by witnesses or review of key documents. That would be unprecedented compared with previous presidential impeachments. It would gravely damage the only mechanism the Constitution provides for checking a rogue president.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Senate Republicans on Tuesday laid the groundwork for a truncated trial of President Trump that would be a perversion of justice. Proposals by Democrats to obtain critical evidence were voted down. Unless several senators changed their positions, votes to acquit Mr. Trump on the House’s charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress could come as soon as next week without any testimony by witnesses or review of key documents. That would be unprecedented compared with previous presidential impeachments. It would gravely damage the only mechanism the Constitution provides for checking a rogue president.

Three former governors who led our state for 28 years took center stage at Memorial Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus last week. Sponsored by the UNC Institute of Politics, the 80 minutes was historical, insightful and time well spent.

Friday, January 24, 2020

It is a distinct pleasure to see that two of our finest, most competent public servants are offering their services again in the upcoming political races. I refer to Bob Steinburg and Mike McLain, two powerful and community-centered men.

First, I have trouble with "doing" justice. I get "believing" in justice and "administering" justice. Our Bible tells us to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly." One who loves mercy will probably favor the oppressed, with benefit of doubt.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leading choice of 48 percent of all black voters seeking to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a national Washington Post-Ipsos poll

It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin this discussion by first looking up the definition of diversity.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Regarding the immigration removal situation that concerns so many these days, why not research the facts before you start calling the president a racist xenophobe?

Monday, January 20, 2020
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While the other Democratic presidential candidates slug it out and slog through snowy Iowa, Mike Bloomberg is busy planting seeds across the country — and in North Carolina.

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Everyone knows that North Carolina is a closely divided purple state. Everyone knows that in 2020, many statewide races and control of the state legislature will be hotly contested. And everyone knows that with Democrats increasingly dominant in urban areas and Republicans in rural areas, the only real battleground will be in the suburbs.

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What type of mental condition is it when you lose an election and cannot seem to move on? Isn’t there some type of therapy that will help? I’ve heard that a Greek salad has health benefits.