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
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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.

Monday, December 09, 2019

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.” 

Saturday, December 07, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
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When French President Macron called NATO “brain dead,” the brain he was talking about was U.S. leadership. Donald Trump is the first president in American history to undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed in April 1949 as a military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office “prayerfully,” “sadly” and “with a heavy heart.” In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office.

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Were you among the crowds rushing to stores for bargains on Black Friday or did you wait for Small Business Saturday? Perhaps you joined those spending a record $9.4 billion on Cyber Monday. As exciting as these days might have been, let us suggest the most important day was Tuesday — Giving Tuesday.

Thursday, December 05, 2019