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December 04, 2017

Tax reform? Baloney. It is tax deform.

The current resident of the White House pretends that his proposed tax bill will inure to the benefit of regular folks. That is a lie. Liar Trump knows that his proposed bill will: (1) make the rich get richer; (2) make the poor get poorer; and (3) make our…

December 04, 2017

A recent letter to the editor stated that the "Three-fifths clause reduced the number of legislators from slave states, thereby reducing the political power of those states and eventually leading to the increased influence of abolitionists and election of Lincoln." Not so.

The Three-Fifths…

December 03, 2017

The Pirate football season is finally over with and I'm here to publicly admit that I was wrong.

At the start of the season I predicted only two wins for the Pirates. They proved me wrong by winning three games. So should Coach Mo be given another season? I think not!

His record over two seasons is…

December 01, 2017

The other day I was in a restaurant and noticed that the floor was wet. The employees gingerly stepped over the water, but no one made the effort to put up a safety cone or grab a mop.

I was outraged and about to launch a powder puff barrage in editorial form. Smitten with my wet floor, free…

November 30, 2017

For the past several years I have done due diligence to discover the designer, the maker, the installer, the dedication and the funding sources for the Town Common marker. All efforts have been abortive. Recently, I discovered that the Shepard Memorial Library marker came from the same mold.…

November 29, 2017

In post-racial America, I walk in Uptown keenly aware of my identity — a heavy set black man, nappy hair and sizable lips, but I hope the hazel eyes and the glimpse of a smile provide reassurances as one walks by that I am, in-fact, “one of the safe ones.”

Surrounded by liberals,…

November 28, 2017

One of the major problems we have in today’s society is blaming different classes of people for our shortcomings. As an example, Pam Strickland, founder of Eastern NC “Stop Human Trafficking Now” wrote an article in Sunday’s Public Forum titled "Bless Your Heart."

She states…

November 27, 2017

I write exactly two weeks after the election. I’ve said this in other contexts, and I say it here for those not reached by other communication platforms. It's been one of the most profound privileges of my life to serve this community for 10 years on the City Council. Greenville citizens are…

November 26, 2017

According to an Oct. 4 News and Observer article, our distinguished senators, Thom Tillis and Raymond Burr, are among the most active opponents of attempts to regulate owning and carrying guns (“NC Senators Got More Money from the NRA than Most Lawmakers”).

They’ve both received a…

November 26, 2017

I must respond to the Bless Your Heart in the Thanksgiving edition of the paper, but because I am not ashamed of what I’m going to write, I chose to write a letter to the editor, instead of hiding behind anonymity.

First of all, I assume the writer is referring to prostitution as the…

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