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Re: “Trade war likely to hurt Americans more than China,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Tuesday: There seems to be a theme that America is shallow, shortsighted, foolish, reckless and always falling … more
Re: “News deserts a threat to democracy,” by Hal Tarleton, Saturday: Well said, Mr. Tarleton. Hopefully, the trend will reverse. Social media posts and website “news” about celebrities’ … more
Early perusal of the daily newspaper can be a regular morning ritual. A missing newspaper can be a traumatic experience, for my carrier has brought the paper up to my front porch faithfully since she … more
International trade is at best complicated and worst convoluted and Trump’s calculation appears to be that China has more to lose and so will back down. He is wrong. Headline statistics greatly … more
Out of the many political races ensuing across the state this fall, a contest that is being closely monitored is the race for city council seat Ward 4 in the city of Rocky Mount. Elections are Oct. … more
This week, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 86, the Small Business Health Care Act, which will help smaller businesses, sole proprietors and their families have access to lower-cost health … more
Wilson Parks & Recreation is to be commended for the very nice bridge around the north end of Lake Wilson. This is an excellent walking trail now that everyone can enjoy. The benches around … more
After 36 consecutive years of governing the great state of North Carolina, we have gained a perspective that few will ever experience. Although our policies and political viewpoints often differ, … more
On Monday, global markets tumbled on fears that President Trump’s latest tariffs on China will cause a worldwide economic slowdown. Then on Tuesday, markets surged on news that Mr. Trump had … more
It’s time to recognize election security as fundamental to America’s national security. Today, America’s elections are under attack from hostile foreign actors like Russia and Iran. That’s … more
Re: Political Notebook, Aug. 6: Reps. G.K. Butterfield and George Holding were co-sponsors of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. These congressmen should have done their homework before … more
Re: “Internet needs regulation, reinvention” by Lois Wellons, Friday: A letter decrying the misuse of the internet in perpetuating wealth and power inequality has several fallacies that the … more
Re: “Schools are being re-segregated,” by Tom Campbell, July 25: Tom Campbell’s argument that charter schools “re-segregate” students is a complete misrepresentation of the composition … more
Re: “Many helping hands apply TLC at school,” front page, Monday: A big thank you to The Wilson Times for highlighting a local church rolling up its sleeves and stepping up to help out a … more
Through the last several years, I have written my share of letters to the editor, many of them in a critique nature. I enjoy writing, but it’s not always a pleasant undertaking. As the old adage … more
We have a profound failure of leadership in government today, a perfect storm of unprincipled and disconnected behavior: a corrupt Republican president, feckless Republican Senate, and ideologically … more
When the history of this presidential administration is written, one of the worst aspects of it will be the deliberate cruelty shown to children beginning in detention centers and now in Mississippi … more
Nancy Hawley’s letter of Aug. 8 draws a parallel between President Trump’s behavior and his competence, concluding that, economic strength and other achievements aside, the president is … more
Those of you who read The Wilson Times’ opinion page have seen several columns where Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is promoting Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. She has claimed that thousands … more
There are many discussions in the media, and online, about “Russian interference” in our election system. While the Russian government has done so, there is been complete silence about other … more
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