Friday, August 14, 2020

On or about July 24, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning defunding law enforcement, which seems to be a trend gaining momentum. I was once told by Ms. Carol, “Be careful what you ask for,” which has come back to me many times over the years and seems applicable in America today.

North Carolina’s state and local governments will likely overspend their projected revenue this year by billions of dollars. So far, few public officials seem panicked about the prospect.

BYH to the Winterville storm cleanup crew. When you got to my corner, you did an outstanding job. Thank you.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bless your heart to everyone for volunteering and donating to Operation Sunshine Inc. during our 50th year celebration and makeover. The nonprofit after-school and summer program for girls was blessed by your tremendous love and support to make the makeover a success. On behalf of the board,…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bless your heart to everyone for volunteering and donating to Operation Sunshine Inc. during our 50th year celebration and makeover. The nonprofit after-school and summer program for girls was blessed by your tremendous love and support to make the makeover a success. On behalf of the board,…

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

BYH, if you don’t understand what is wrong with a white male accepting a presidential nomination at Gettysburg, then you must be truly afraid of the fact that the more you know, the less you understand.

Recently I had problems with my catalytic converter and was told it was no longer a requirement for emission test and to drill holes in my exhaust pipe. I replaced it. The only thing that will not pass now are bad tires.

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With massive statewide confusion over schools reopening, sky-high unemployment rates, and hospital beds increasingly filled with COVID-19 patients, one thing that seems all too clear is that we are living through a uniquely fraught time. And we are going through it with nearly every one of o…

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Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx’s life and have never read his three-volume “Das Kapital.” Volume I was published in 1867, the only volume published before Marx’s death in 1883. Volumes II and III were later edited and published in his name by his frien…

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

To hobble the U.S. Postal Service under the guise of “treating it like a business” is to undermine public confidence in yet another vital American institution at exactly the time when confidence is most needed, as much of the nation prepares to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election.

No American president until Donald Trump suggested the presidential election could be postponed, or that its outcome could be fraudulent. But he has no authority to delay the election, so why did he say it?

A little-noticed news item: The Trump Administration has terminated 76 foreign journalists who have been working for Voice of America, many of them for many years. And, they are terminating their visas, which ordinarily would have been automatically renewed.

Excluding people based on their race, sex or other characteristics doesn’t just keep those individuals from pursuing their dreams. And it doesn’t just violate moral principles of human dignity and equality. It does great harm to others.

Monday, August 10, 2020

BYH to the American people. If Democrats win in November, we are in serious trouble. If you are interested in gleaning some insight as to how things will change, read 1984 and Fahrenheit 451.

Sunday, August 09, 2020

In Aurora climate change is not decades away. It is here, now, and it has flooded my church twice in the last decade. As a minister at St. Paul AME Zion Church and a former marine biologist, I see firsthand the effects of climate change on God’s human and marine creation. I also see the imme…

A slowing economy, increased job loss, and loss of health insurance are presenting serious challenges for rural North Carolinians. Fortunately, many parents can seek Medicaid as a means to care for children’s health.

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There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at …

Saturday, August 08, 2020
Friday, August 07, 2020

BHY proper office attire doesn’t include flip flops. Courthouses are not environments where you should see this.

Our nation finds itself in the jaws of at least three crises: A worldwide pandemic; a severely recessionary economy; and a series of horrifying manifestations of racial injustice. Moreover, one could argue that the pillars of our democratically-inspired republic are under assault, led by our…