Medicaid work requirements were recently struck down by a federal judge in yet another state, which represents another positive step toward removing this undue reporting burden for the poorest Americans.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Over the past few weeks, I have read Vic Corey’s list of voting irregularities which, of course, he would know since he buys into all the conspiracy theories. I have read Perry Ennis’ rewriting of history in his comparison of Trump to Washington crossing the Delaware and his begging God to i…

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As an ordained priest with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, I am proud to present our statement condemning the violence in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Our mission statement states, “we are respectful of differences among people.” Go to

Sunday, January 10, 2021
Friday, January 08, 2021

You published an innuendo-filled diatribe on Dec. 31 (Public Forum: “Murphy showed showed true colors, again”) that contained only accusations and false narratives without one fact being offered. The day mere accusations become proof of guilt, our rule of law, or our standard to denigrate or…

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

A false dichotomy exists in politics, Democrat or Republican. They are one in the same. Both parties support property rights restrictions, bodily autonomy restrictions, restrictions on how to spend your own money, they deem people “essential” or “non-essential.”

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

In “’Trickle-down economics’ more like a river” (The Daily Reflector, Dec. 30), John Hood claims that Democrats and progressives are, “as an empirical matter,” mistaken when they reject supply-side economics. To the contrary, plenty of empirical data challenges the effectiveness of corporate…

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Sunday, January 03, 2021

2020 was a year like no other. It included numerous events that impacted everyone, many negatively, but I want to remind everyone that the news was not all bad in Greenville. Residents can take pride in the important role Greenville continues to play in eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Current events make obvious the arrival of a new American political party, one not reliant on values held by old-line Republicans and Democrats. Let’s tentatively name this new alliance the “Nationalist Peoples’ Party” (“Nappy”). Nappy perceives the old parties’ ideals to be nuisances that i…

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Trump promised to “keep America safe.” Well, think of Russia’s cyber-attack approved by Trump, COVID deaths, Trump promoting armed gangs, overturning environmental regulation, health care, Mexico border wall, separating (Nazi style) children and parents, pardoning hardened criminals, his obe…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

As one of many criticizing Dr. Greg Murphy’s participation in the Amicus brief filed in Texas, I found his argument (The Daily Reflector. Dec. 20) that the brief was about restoring faith in the electoral process rather than kowtowing to Trump disingenuous.

Friday, December 25, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020

I would like to thank Rep. Greg Murphy for his explanation of why he signed the amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the Texas Attorney General’s attempt to inject itself into the business of other states. However, it falls short of exonerating his poor judgment.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The June 18, 2020, cover of “Time” was spot on: Standing before a large mirror is President Trump, dressed in a dark suit. His reflected image reveals his heart’s desire: King Trump in full regal attire — crown, robe and haughty expression.

About U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy’s Dec. 20-21 op-ed, “Brief intended to restore faith, not overturn election,” you could, if you wish, read the Texas lawsuit and related documents for yourself. Go to and do a “docket search” for case “No. 220155”.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Every day as I take my granddaughter to school at Wintergreen Primary, I am grateful for the things that are done to keep the students safe. Traffic is directed, temperatures are taken, questions asked and answered, car doors opened, and students are guided safely to the sidewalk.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

In a world of constant change, Alice Keene, immediately after her ECU graduation, made a lifelong commitment to helping provide opportunities for health and wellness in our community. Accolades arrived regularly as her efforts on our behalf saw success after success.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Not only did Greg Murphy sign on to support Trump in subverting a legitimate election, as Roman Bilan has shown here (Public Forum, Dec. 15), in so doing he tried to keep in power a science denying president whose refusal to follow the advice of experts in infectious diseases left our nation…