Post Opinion, Author at Salisbury Post

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Mitch Kokai: They keep using gerrymandering regardless of meaning

By Mitch Kokai When Democrats and their allies talk about “gerrymandering,” this observer frequently recalls “The Princess Bride.” There’s one line in particular from the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Alexander Jones: Gov. Cooper’s remarkable feat

When a Civitas Institute poll came out showing Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval rating two points underwater, Republicans rejoiced. They had been predicting an imminent decline ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:58 pm

Opinion

Other voices: Ruthless by design

North Carolina Republicans are shocked, shocked that anyone would think there’s any blatant partisan racial and political gerrymandering going on in the shameful district maps ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:58 pm

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Sharon Randall: Brother dreams of speed

By Sharon Randall My brother had a driving passion for cars. So to speak. Fords in particular. He was especially fond of speed. It was ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: Racial preferences will end soon

By John Hood The state of Washington has it. California has it. Michigan has it. Oklahoma has it. Nebraska has it. Arizona has it. Florida, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 am

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Cal Thomas: Give thanks, demonstrate gratitude

By Cal Thomas For some, this Thanksgiving – like last year — is a more difficult occasion than previous ones. Perhaps a loved one has ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Ashley Honbarrier: All Rowan schools need funded garden programs

“To be a human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life. Mother Earth, we thank you for giving ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

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Leonard Pitts: ‘True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar’

By Leonard Pitts Abraham could have asked for anything. The Make-A-Wish folks stood ready to make a dream come true for the 13-year-old boy, who ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: Good grief

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by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week: ‘Off and running ever since’

“Day one, I came dressed up to sit at a computer all day doing important things and they put me out there in the parking ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, November 26, 2021 12:19 am

Guest columns

Byron York: For Democrats, the word is ‘transform’

Remember when Joe Biden ran for president in what commentators called the “centrist” lane of the Democratic primaries? The idea was that a “moderate” like ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, November 26, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Kathryn Lopez: The miracle of fatherhood

Over the last few weeks, Pope Francis has been pointing to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, as a role model. At a time ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, November 26, 2021 12:00 am

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Clyde: Thankful for things grandma didn’t have

By Clyde What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here are a list of things that grandma didn’t have: • Windex and paper towels • ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Roger Barbee: Grateful for ‘a mess of beans’ in 1950s textile towns

By Roger Barbee The other day my wife Mary Ann and I were planning our Thanksgiving meal. She asked me some questions concerning what I ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Alexander Jones: The failure of Bergernomics

The state budget that the General Assembly finally passed last week tells us something about Senate Leader Phil Berger: He has not changed his mind. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Opinion

Other Voices: The bipartisan infrastructure package

The passage of President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, after months of wrangling and tough negotiating, is good news for everyone — or certainly should ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Guest columns

Sandy Hurley and Bill Moss: General Assembly can still make history

The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history next week when lawmakers return to Raleigh for the last time in 2021. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Local

Follow safety tips to prevent Thanksgiving fires

By Holly-Anne Blevins A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. Most of those Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:08 am

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John Hood: Cawthorn’s handlers got it wrong

By John Hood When Carolina Journal first reported first-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s intention to abandon his current district next year to run in an ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Dreams we share with each other

By Sharon Randall It’s not often someone asks for my advice, especially someone half my age. I wanted to help her. But I didn’t dare ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Renee C. Scheidt: Racism is alive and well in Rowan County

By Renee C. Scheidt Back in 1992, Rodney King asked a simple question following six days of rioting in Los Angeles. “Can’t we all just ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: Bye Birdseye

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by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Bruce LaRue: Good news from climate conference

By Bruce LaRue The climate summit has come and gone, and one assumes the attendees who stayed awake were at least informed, and at best ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Evelyn Uddin-khan: Pride, prejudice exist even among good people

By Evelyn Uddin-khan Standing on the corner of West Liberty and North Church streets reading the inscription on the marker brought a profound, goosebumps moment ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“The holidays can remind some people of tragedy or missing a loved one, but they seem to be open to a message of hope at ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, November 19, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Can Joe Biden do the job?

Can Joe Biden do the job? That question is being asked, with rising alarm, by a substantial number of Democrats. Their concern has not yet ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, November 19, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Deja Garlin: One little engine keeps Families First going

By Deja Garlin “All aboard the TPPI express,” yells the conductor as the Rowan community boards take their seats. Excitement fills the air as the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 am

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Alexander H. Jones: Time for North Carolina to abolish the death penalty

By Alexander H. Jones After years of appeals filed by overworked lawyers and an isolated, violent existence in a gamut of brutal Texas prisons, Cameron ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 am

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