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Letters to the Editor

November 22, 2017

The drug environment in the United States is not strictly limited to opioids. The drug epidemic in the United States includes drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and others that impact the individual in an adverse way.

The drug culture in the United States took a major leap in the…

November 18, 2017

We need to be completely honest with ourselves: our local schools are failing our low-income children. I have great respect and deep admiration for our teachers and school administrators who are pouring everything they have into the education of our children on a daily basis – they are heroes.…

November 17, 2017

There is a lot of racket going on about the proposed tax cut and reform of the tax system. One thing that stands out in all this racket is that most of those screaming about the proposed tax cut and tax system reform appear to have no idea of the purpose of a tax system.

Many of those making such…

November 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Robert Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. He plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota turkeys.

The other 244 million turkeys killed in the United States this year have not been so lucky. They were raised in…

November 15, 2017

As a small business owner and adviser for more than 40 years, I believe immigration reform is of the utmost importance to the business community. Immigration is one of the most complex matters facing our country today. Congress has let this issue fester for too long, and our system has…

November 14, 2017

As the 2017 legislative calendar comes to a close, it is time for Congress to come together and seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass pro-growth tax cuts. This would bring additional tax relief to North Carolina’s small businesses and hardworking taxpayers.

North Carolina is no…

November 12, 2017

When our Founding Fathers wrote the United States Constitution they wrote it using Biblical teaching which teaches that individuals should be self-reliant and not dependent on the government or others for their support.

To misconstrue the Declaration of Independence phrase of “We hold these…

November 11, 2017

The tax reform proposed by the Republicans in Congress will help the richest 1 percent, and it is not a middle class tax relief plan, as the president claims.

So far, the proposal is to double the standard deduction, which for 2016 was currently $6,300 for a single person and $12,600 for married…

November 10, 2017

“303,232 meals served!” reads the sign in front of the First Baptist Church in Nederland,Texas – a testimony to a constant, dark-to-dark, six-week rescue effort to feed flooded and homeless victims of hurricane Harvey in that East Texas flatland city. It was a single example…

November 09, 2017

A recent column by Ross Douthat makes mention of the book “What's the Matter with Kansas?” by Thomas Frank.

Frank's view is slanted to the left, as you might expect. Yet conservatism did lose its way because conservative leaders lost their way.

During the campaign of 2000, George W.…

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