Thursday, November 14, 2019

It was reported this month that the unemployment rate has been climbing in at least four key swing states that could determine the outcome of next year’s presidential elections.

WARNING: Parts of this column may bear strong resemblance to my earlier columns when Michael Bloomberg toyed with running for president, because with Bloomberg, history has a way of repeating itself.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70 percent of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.”

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Walter Williams’ Oct. 30 column titled “Gun grabbers are trying to mislead us” was filled with all sorts of misleading and erroneous information. It’s his usual pablum: defensive, nonsensical and irrational.

Contrary to what you might read and hear, not all Americans have made up their minds about impeaching President Donald Trump. A poll of battleground states — including North Carolina — suggests that a decisive slice of voters is keeping an open mind until they hear the evidence.

Life has never been easy in Haiti, and that may be why the current nightmare there is not getting more attention. A weeks-long struggle between President Jovenel Moïse and the opposition has fed a storm of violent demonstrations, burning tires, looting and arson, all but shutting down transp…

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The world is, without a doubt and without a credible opposing argument, heading pell-mell toward environmental disaster because of humanity’s continuing reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy. Among the leading culprits is the U.S., which has burned coal, oil and other fossil fuel…

If you were at all gleeful this week that Republican Senate Leader Phil Berger’s Read to Achieve program is underperforming, you might want to re-examine your political and policy priorities. The program, launched in 2012 to try to raise third-grade reading levels, faced more bad news on Wed…

BYH to the Reflector’s Report Card/Expressions school page — it’s a great asset. Thanks for covering school activities, student writing and student art. Maybe you could expand this page? Pitt County’s youth are always newsworthy.

BYH to the potentate of potatoes. If I consumed all the tasty versions of potatoes listed, I would soon be the size of a fully grown farm hog.

Enough with all the Latin. “Quid pro quo” is a namby-pamby, wishy-washy way to describe the crime President Donald Trump clearly committed in his dealings with Ukraine. The correct term is bribery, and the punishment under federal law is up to 15 years in prison.

The U.S. House of Representatives soberly fulfills its constitutional obligation to investigate alleged wrongdoing by a sitting president, steadily building its case for that president’s impeachment.

I think most everyone would agree that our greatest national resource is our young people. What a breath of fresh air is the story of Greenville’s own Logan Council. Imagine what our country could accomplish if our State Department ($40 billion) was funded on the same level as the Department…

Monday, November 11, 2019
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Bernie Sanders often points to Europe as his economic model, but there’s one lesson from the Continent that he and Elizabeth Warren want to ignore. Europe has tried and mostly rejected the wealth taxes that the two presidential candidates are now promising for America.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

With the election a year away, Democrats have a lot to cheer about. The latest Washington Post/ABC poll shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by a staggering 17 percent among all voters. Three other contenders for the chance to oppose the president — Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pet…

Gov. Roy Cooper is a likeable and experienced politician. But he’s not made of Teflon. His administration has taken a number of heavy blows over the past month, and his aides have done him no favors by reacting flippantly rather than substantively.

Bless your heart Mr. Eugene James, former county commissioner. You were great and your presence is truly missed. You did not mind voicing your opinion and called a spade a spade. We need more like you. Best wishes to you.

BYH, potatoes bring us french fries, mashed potatoes, hash browns, vodka, tater tots, boiled potatoes, potato chips, potato pancakes, au gratin, baked potatoes, potato soup, potato casseroles ... it’s like the other foods aren’t even trying.

Friday, November 08, 2019

As a third-generation Teamster, I know the importance of a growing economy in North Carolina. Attracting businesses to our region means more job opportunities, tax incentives and higher home values.