Reading Doug Gardner’s recent column, “What did I see at the polls? Democracy,” the first thing I thought about was the rose-colored glasses country singer John Conlee discarded when he discovered how they had skewed his vision. After Conlee did that, he regained his right mind and everythin…
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Is this what it’s come down to? The remnants of the old Democratic Party versus loyalty and sanity? It very well could.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Of all the dozens and dozens of letters and columns in the past year, why is it so hard for Democrats to write a single substantive, fact-based letter?
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Kudos to Elizabeth City City Councilmen Darius Horton and Johnnie Walton on insisting upon an audit prior to the arrival of our new city manager.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Is there truth anymore? I just finished reading a column by a local columnist entitled, “Hoping Trump goes the way of McCarthy, Nixon.”
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
I wanted to pass on a little perspective that was recently shared with me. In no way is this meant to imply that the number of people who have already died from COVID-19 isn’t staggering or that the number of deaths that may be ahead of us isn’t unthinkable.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Tom Campbell's column in the Oct. 2 edition of The Daily Advance on term limits for officeholders got me to thinking about what I think of the subject of term limits for all public officials — local, state and federal.
Friday, November 13, 2020
I’m really sorry that I did not write this. I saw it online. I love it.
Why does Donald Trump refuse to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden?
Thursday, November 12, 2020
As I ponder Donald Trump’s loss I think back to why he was elected in the first place. The electorate was fed up with the Obama administration and wanted anyone who was not a career politician to be president and Trump was the only person running in the 2016 primaries that fit that bill.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The story about the Habit Building in Edenton being sold brings back a ton of memories.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Veterans Day, established on Nov. 11, 1919, marks the end of World War I. That war, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the war against terrorism — all were fought with blood and treasure to pay for our democracy.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Our America has faced and conquered four existential crises in over 240 years.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
This letter was going to be a commentary on President Donald Trump’s supposed takeover of control of the pandemic himself and eliminating the doctors, but I decided on something more to the heart.
Thomas Jefferson said, "Fix reason firmly in her seat, and to her tribunal, call every fact, every opinion...."
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
In response to a letter published in your Oct. 2 edition titled, “Let employees follow precedent, raise own pay,” I’ll say that on the surface, it sounds like a good idea, especially to the employees.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
On Tuesday, the remaining voters will go to the polls and decide who we want as our elected leaders.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
I find that during election years my beliefs are always in conflict.
Friday, October 30, 2020
In his poem, "If," Rudyard Kipling lists, perhaps, 15 to 20, standards for measuring a man. If you meet these standards, Kipling says, you'll be a man." Let's change "man" to "a thoughtful, mature adult."
A certain letter-writer to your newspaper apparently would have us believe that anyone who refuses to worship President Trump is an enemy of the state who deserves to be thrown to the lions.
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