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February 17, 2018

We have our troops in Afghanistan because terrorists are there plotting and scheming against us.

We need to keep troops in every country that has terrorists there, including France and England.

February 16, 2018

In government bureaucracies, you show up for work, you put your time in and you keep getting promoted up the organization's power grid.

It's what bureaucracies do. It's who bureaucracies are.

There is actually a name for it. It is called the Peter Principle.

It is not so much that…

February 16, 2018

Instead of inmates, the children of the well-to-do should fight our wars.

They derive the most benefits from living here.

The generals would earn their money because the rich sons would not be motivated to fight anyone.

Do you think Don Trump Jr. would want to go to war against anyone?

Don't make…

February 16, 2018

Kudos and thank you to Ms. Hobbs for the Feb. 12 letter in the Public Forum. The piece is articulate, accurate and well written.

I also find it refreshing since most of the local input letters advance a far right narrative usually full of conspiracy theories, character smears, half-truths and lies.…

February 15, 2018

As president, Barack Obama was opposed to solving our problems militarily.

He thought that was a foolish option not worthy of any serious consideration.

We don't need any more foreign wars.

None, nada, zip.

February 15, 2018

In response to the Speak Up on Feb. 3: “Has the question ever been answered as to why immigrants who are illegally here have not tried to seek legal status in this country since they do contribute?”

This might be the reason.

How much does it cost to apply for U.S. citizenship?


February 15, 2018

Hometown Strong sounds very good indeed, Gov. Cooper.

We need to get the economy Down East moving and growing again.

As it is now, the Down East region is drive-through country for the elites in Raleigh.

That is to say, they drive through us on the way to the beach.

They pay us no mind.…

February 14, 2018

President Barack Obama spoke well in public.

He always pronounced the names of other countries properly.

It may be a small thing, but it shows respect.

Obama is an elegant man and he was an elegant public speaker.

February 14, 2018

I have a comment about the hospital executives set to leave.

Maybe the community needs to step in.

Maybe people should ask the real reason these hospital executives are leaving and maybe it would be a great idea if we had three separate exit interviews.

February 14, 2018

We need someone who will take on the massive defense establishment.

Now Donald Trump is too comfy with the defense contractors.

He will not be of any help.

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