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Opinion

Quotes of the week: ‘Where people want to hang out’

“You’ve got to make it look like a place where people want to hang out. And you don’t do that by crowding it with cars.” ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:26 am

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Steve Roberts: Burying the big lie

By Steven V. Roberts As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:16 am

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Byron York: Trump derangement syndrome in a post-Trump world

By Byron York President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:15 am

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My Turn, Ron Bowers: With apologies to Mr. Dickens, a tale of two shots and a suggestion

By Ron Bowers Hooray! Thursday, Jan. 14, my wife and I got our first COVID-19 shots. I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment at the Salisbury ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Warren Bumgarner: Never forget what they tried to do

By Warren Bumgarner Wednesday, Jan. 6, is a day that shocked, saddened and angered the nation as we watched the insurrection in Washington on television. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Gov. Cooper issues post-Trump challenge

By Gary Pearce As an old speechwriter, I’m a close reader of political speeches, especially important speeches such as Gov. Roy Cooper’s inaugural address. Little ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: Protect the right to be wrong

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smartphone app, design a golf course or produce ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Leonard Pitts: But he wasn’t Black

By Leonard Pitts Jr. To the Republican Party: As the Trump administration stumbles through its final hours, it seems a proper time to offer a summation ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, David Post: Trump is no Grover Cleveland

By David Post In the 1988 vice presidential debate, Republican Dan Quayle, who was 41 years old, compared himself to President Kennedy. His Democrat challenger, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 am

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George B. Jackson: An unpopular King stayed the course

By George B. Jackson In April 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. was fed up with the almost decade long American occupation of Vietnam. Military advisers ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Disappointment on your child’s path to greatness

By Nalini Joseph Start talking to your child now about some of the negative emotions he will experience as he climbs the ladder of success.  ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: Telemedicine could stop invisible calamity

By Francis Koster We have two health care calamities unfolding before us — one visible, the other not yet. The first you at least know ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

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Steven V. Roberts column: ‘Just go, go, go!’

“There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” said Rep. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week

“So in 10 months, we have dedicated two years of our lives to the COVID response. It really hit me. I do think it’s pretty ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:00 am

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Byron York column: A crazy impeachment

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: ‘Let ’em up easy’?

On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln went to Richmond. With the Civil War all but won, the president wanted to tour the rebel capital. There, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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DG Martin: We got another inoculation

By D.G. Martin We got inoculated last week. Or, I think we did. I hope we did. I am not thinking about the COVID vaccine ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Other voices: State must do better on vaccine rollout

The push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 was called Operation Warp Speed, but the delivery of two vaccines approved so far might be called Operation ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Dean Ridings: No game with Google against local news

By Dean Ridings It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: Trashed Capitol should trouble us all

By John Hood RALEIGH — It was the summer of 1987 when I first stepped inside the United States Capitol to work instead of visit. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Begin 2021 with love

By Nalini Joseph Each school morning, I drive through the circle, waiting for my turn to drop off. As I sit in the car smiling ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Carol Pomeroy: Try reading facts instead

By Carol Pomeroy This is in response to Delmar McDaniel’s letter dated Dec. 31. It is so unfortunate that any weight could possibly be given ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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Ada Fisher: Peaceful transition is what’s needed now

By Ada Fisher Anger and bitterness in defeat does not lay a fertile ground for binding a nation and moving forward to heal a nation. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: Time for a different version of ‘the talk’ with family

By Francis Koster When I was a kid, there is a little ritual that happened in private. I later learned my parents referred to it ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Jeanne Lane Miller: Salisbury caved to cancel culture

By Jeanne Lane Miller I read in the Salisbury Post’s Dec. 31 paper with great sadness the article on the Confederate monument’s being the story ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:59 pm

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Leonard Pitts column: White conservatives gave violent white radicals a pass

In the end, it wasn’t “antifa.” It wasn’t Black Lives Matter. No, it wasn’t any of the boogeymen white conservatives have imagined, exaggerated and bloviated ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00 am

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Quotes of the week

“Our community should be proud of what we’ve accomplished together to reduce crime.” — Jerry Stokes, Salisbury Police chief on early numbers showing overall crime ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00 am

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Byron York column: Now they tell us — Trump was tough on Russia

Democrats and their allies in the press spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse: Some called ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00 am

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