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This week, I finished my two weeks of quarantine since returning to the U.S. Now the entire country is on quarantine for another two. We are looking at a virus that spreads more rapidly than most … more
Election primaries were held Tuesday in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID-19, aka coronavirus. What are they doing? More importantly, why has the Democratic … more
A recent incident in Maryland where a man was killed by police attempting to serve a “red flag law” warrant reported by ABC News (https://abcn.ws/3a2uN8m) and The Guardian … more
I was blasted by someone who said banning guns is not possible because it takes two thirds of Congress to do that. The founders said that our right to defend ourselves with firearms shall not be … more
If you’ve never actually read about partial birth abortion, you need to do it. “When a preganant woman gets close to her delivery date, the medical team induces labor and the baby is pushed … more
The coronavirus may hasten the end of North Carolina’s rural hospitals. March 23 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Among its provisions was an expansion … more
As an African American Democratic voter, I do not understand Joe Biden’s appeal to other African American Democratic voters, especially older ones. Biden compromised with segregationists in the … more
The recent attention to the issue of declaring Wilson County as a Second Amendment sanctuary caught my interest. I wanted to contact my representative on the county Board of Commissioners to urge him … more
I wonder how many people are aware that Trump thinks he can win reelection if he can get 10% of black people to support his candidacy for president. This shows he really must think black people are … more
I attended the NAACP meeting on March 2. The theme of the program was the short- and long-term toxic distress — physical and emotional — on kids due to childhood trauma: hunger, bullying, … more
Trump wrote a book titled “The Art of the Deal,” and it would be easy for Obama to write one with the title, “The Art of Making Bad Deals.” One of the worst deals Obama made was the one … more
“It just ain’t right,” “say it ain’t so” and “ought to know better” are just a few old sayings that come to mind. I’m not sure you even have to have good sense to know not to throw … more
The primary is done and now it’s on to the general election in just 238 days. I congratulate Rep. Jean-Farmer Butterfield on her win and look forward to campaigning with her to give the voters of … more
A headline we’d love to see: “Fike students save 1,500 lives.” Due to the diligent efforts of Fike High School students, staff and the people who support them, just last year enough was … more
Here’s a challenge to those on the progressive Democratic side of the political aisle. Without resorting to ad hominem arguments or stating personal opinions such as, “It’s the right thing … more
I am an alum of Wilson Community College and currently a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University studying international affairs. I have been in Korea for the last 9 months and the past week … more
On Monday, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners took a step that goes much further than just symbolically stating its support for the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Commissioners have, in … more
As a military retiree, I am amazed at President and Commander-in-Chief Trump’s failure to understand the military. After the Iranian missile attack on U.S. forces, President Trump proclaimed to … more
Mark your calendar. Today is the first time in my life I have ever agreed with John Hood. I grew up in and around Charlotte where his father ran the school system. I cannot believe his father … more
People are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts and statistics, and when they are used, they should be credible and verifiable — no use of alternative facts allowed. The … more
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