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Opinion

John Hood: Five candidates run for state treasurer

By John Hood After eight years as state treasurer of North Carolina — and prior public-service roles as school-board member, assistant commerce secretary, and four-term ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00 am

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Dr. Mike Walden — Has the state labor market changed since COVID?

By Dr. Mike Walden Think about where you were four years ago, in February 2000. My wife and I have early year birthdays — mine ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:00 am

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Kenneth L. Hardin: My military memories — part two

By Kenneth L. Hardin I woke up on my first morning of basic military training thinking it was all a crazy dream. Our military caretaker ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Time to grow spines

By Steven V. Roberts The United States Congress is facing a critical crossroads. On a bipartisan vote of 70 to 29, the Senate has passed ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

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My Turn: Tony Hilton: A candidate’s religion is not a qualification

By Tony Hilton Our mailbox, like those of every other registered voter in North Carolina, has been filled with mailers from candidates for local, state ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

Guest columns

Mitch Kokai: Lawsuit would require state Supreme Court reversal on ‘fair’ elections

By Mitch Kokai North Carolina’s Constitution says nothing about “fair” elections. The document includes no reference to fairness in any provision describing the electoral process. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

Guest columns

Cal Thomas: The unmaking of a president

By Cal Thomas Beginning with the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and through the re-election of Richard Nixon in 1972, political journalist and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

Letters

Letters to the editor — Feb. 18

Republicans should learn from Democrats The Republican Party should take a lesson from Democrats and reach out to African American people by enforcing social programs ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

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Brad Rhodes: Buy guarantees, not promises

By Brad Rhodes In the world of insurance, guarantees matter. Consider the state of the insurance industry, what is guaranteed anymore? Car insurance premiums are ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 18, 2024 12:00 am

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Dear Neighbor: Kim Porter: Grades and behavior

By Kim Porter When I was in elementary school, our report card was folded like a card. The school name was on the front and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:00 am

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Tom Campbell: Do we have the right to fair elections?

By Tom Campbell What would happen if, just before the tip-off to a basketball game, the referees announced that they were awarding one of the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:00 am

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Byron York: Biden, the Senate and the border fiasco

By Byron York Joe Biden is supposed to know something about legislating. After all, he spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate. He must have ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:00 am

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Lib Campbell: Ah, sweet love

By Lib Campbell The Christmas candy was barely off the shelves when the Valentine’s candy appeared. Red and pink hearts with caramel and nut-filled chocolate ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:00 am

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Alexander H. Jones: Could there be a populist revival in North Carolina?

By Alexander H. Jones Surrounded by the modern rhythms of downtown Raleigh, a gingerbread Victorian house with golden trim has stood on Blount Street since ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:00 am

Letters

Letters to the editor: Feb. 13

Innocent until proven guilty One of the fundamental principles of our justice system is that a defendant is “innocent until proven guilty.” This applies to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:00 am

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Kenneth L. Hardin: I don’t accept or tolerate hate

By Kenneth L. Hardin I can’t count the number of times I pressed hard down on the delete key while writing this until all the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Steven V. Roberts: Powder keg of stupidity

By Steven V. Roberts A recent cartoon in The New Yorker depicts a gloomy pair of campaign workers surrounded by posters urging people to vote. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Elisabeth Strillacci: “Hey, Boo”

By Elisabeth Strillacci For the Salisbury Post My favorite book of all time is “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and I know I’m not alone in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Cal Thomas: Limiting lawbreakers is still lawbreaking

By Cal Thomas The satirical Babylon Bee mocks the Senate immigration bill: “New Senate Anti-Murder Bill Caps Murders At 5,000 Per Day.” The point is ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Tom Campbell: The grumpy old men election

By Tom Campbell I’ve put off writing about the 2024 elections as long as I can, but with the “Super Tuesday” Primary election in 14 ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Brad Rhodes: Selecting the right life insurance policy for you

By Brad Rhodes It is essential to carefully consider your life insurance needs before selecting a policy. Life insurance can provide financial security for your ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 11, 2024 12:00 am

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Dear Neighbor: Whitney Peckman — If I am not right, am I wrong?

By Whitney Peckman Dear Neighbor, I have vivid memories of when I was growing up, five years younger than my brother, getting (or not) first ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:00 am

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Byron York: Finally, Biden admits there’s a crisis at the border

By Byron York What do you call it when somewhere between 6 and 8 million people enter the United States illegally in the course of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:00 am

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Lib Campbell: Me and AJ

By Lib Campbell The TV ad opens with a mom taking her children to school early enough for her to get to work on time. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:00 am

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Dr. Mike Walden: What went right to prevent the 2023 recession?

Dr. Mike Walden The 2023 economy ended with a bang. In the last three months of 2023, “real gross domestic product” — meaning the value ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:00 am

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John Hood: Don’t subsidize new baseball team

By John Hood Will North Carolina snag one of two new Major League Baseball franchises? That’s what Gov. Roy Cooper, Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:00 am

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D.G. Martin: Jill McCorkle does it again

By D.G. Martin Jill McCorkle takes ordinary people, puts them in common situations, and makes extraordinary stories. She has done it again in her latest ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:00 am

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Steven Roberts: Haley is right about Trump

By Steven V. Roberts Nikki Haley keeps arguing that the country cannot afford the chaos and foolishness that surround Donald Trump. And Trump keeps proving ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 4, 2024 12:00 am

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