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Steven V. Roberts: Joe Biden’s big bet

If you want to understand Joe Biden’s emerging political strategy, just listen to Mike Rounds. Rounds is a conservative Republican senator from South Dakota who ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, January 14, 2022 12:00 am

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Kenneth L. Hardin: Your perception may vary

By Kenneth L. Hardin In a meeting with a county leader recently, I acknowledged I’m a wordsmith. I love words and I’m pretty good at ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:01 am

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Kathryn Lopez: A crisis in America

“When I hear a firecracker, I panic.” As the new year brought the news that a million people in the United States have died of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 am

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Other voices: Bring back passenger rail

Monday we could have made corny jokes about riding the Polar Express — if we had passenger rail service. We might still do so, one ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 am

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Alexander Jones: The Red Dog dilemma

During the Donald Trump presidency, suburban areas were a goldmine for Democrats. Across the Sun Belt and into the North and West, well-educated suburban voters ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 am

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John Hood: Revolutionary War history surrounds us

By John Hood When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called “Mountain Folk,” I decided ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Life, love persist

By Sharon Randall How do you teach a child to understand something you have never quite understood? Growing up in a big southern family, I ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: ‘What kind of nation are we going to be?’

By Leonard Pitts Cathartic. That’s what it was. Page through the whole dictionary looking for a better word to describe President Biden’s speech on the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 9, 2022 12:00 am

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Cal Thomas: Reveal men in Maxwell case

By Cal Thomas The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six charges of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for sexual encounters with disgraced financier ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 9, 2022 12:00 am

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Steven Roberts: An epidemic of error

A persistent and pernicious infection is tearing through America as the new year dawns. But it’s not called delta or omicron. It’s not caused by ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:59 pm

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Byron York: Falling faith in democracy nothing new

For the last year, we’ve heard one commentator after another tell us that American democracy is in crisis. The source of that crisis, we are ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:59 pm

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Kent Bernhardt: Please leaf me alone

By Kent Bernhardt It’s January, and I’m still raking leaves. I thought I’d be through in November, at least by Thanksgiving, but they just keep ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:01 am

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D.G. Martin: Meet the famous man from Tally Ho

By D.G. Martin Who is the most famous North Carolinian today? If you check the latest edition of the World Almanac as I do this ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00 am

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Alexander H. Jones: Right-wing populism reflects our democracy’s pathologies

By Alexander H. Jones Political scientists believe that when a democracy finds itself in dire straits, populism comes to the fore. In a healthy political ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:00 am

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Mike Walden: Will 2022 be boom, bust or somewhere in between?

By Mike Walden Although all the final numbers aren’t in, it appears North Carolina experienced a very good economy in 2021. The rebound from the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Wiping the slate clean in new year

By Sharon Randall There’s something about a brand new year that makes me want to wipe the slate clean, so to speak — clean house, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:00 am

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John Hood: Worker shortage won’t end soon

By John Hood On a recent road trip through western North Carolina and north Georgia, I had occasion to stop at service stations, restaurants, hotels ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:00 am

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My Turn, Scott Maddox: Adults sitting around a table won’t work

By Scott Maddox The headline in Sunday’s Post said, “Education and community leaders discuss solutions to local violence.” How many times has a headline like ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:00 am

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My Turn, Ann Bourque: Sting of shooting a long way from mending

By Ann Bourque I am writing this letter in the aftermath of the Christmas basketball tournament shooting that took place at Catawba College on Dec. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 2, 2022 7:26 am

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Kathryn Lopez: They don’t have to be alone in new year

By Kathryn Lopez “Be my Mommy!” the banner in the CVS window read, part of a display of surplus Baby Emma dolls. It was the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

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Kenneth L. Hardin: After another shooting, will anyone show they actually care?

By Kenneth L. Hardin Contrary to what people have written and erroneously labeled me as, I’m not an angry guy. I try not to allow ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:00 am

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Mike Walden: Is it cheaper to live in North Carolina?

By Mike Walden With the inflation rate at 40-year highs, coping with a higher cost-of-living is on our minds. Both households and businesses are considering ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:59 pm

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Kathryn Lopez: The true gift of Christmas

Christmas is a season, not just a day. And it only begins on Dec. 25. The Rockefeller Center tree and elves on shelves and all ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:59 pm

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Other Voices: Flurry of sexual assault claims is maddening

T hey are crimes that sadden, anger and disgust decent people. And their effects on their victims, some of whom have carried the scars into ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:59 pm

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Alex Jones: An open letter to Kyrsten Sinema from North Carolina

Dear Senator Sinema, You have stated that you will not support modifying the filibuster to accommodate the Democratic Party’s agenda on the issue of voting ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:59 pm

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David M. Shribman: COVID sacrifices pale in comparison to 1943

By David M. Shribman If you want to understand the world we occupy — the challenges we face, but more important, the failures we endure ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: Manufacturing thriving in NC

By John Hood With the recent announcements of a new Toyota battery plant in Randolph County, a new Fujifilm Diosynth drug plant in Wake County, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Christmas brings moments, big and small

By Sharon Randall ’Twas Christmas Day and all through the house not a creature was stirring, least of all, me or my spouse. We were ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:00 am

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