Today's Opinions

  • Clinton’s email security breaches were ignored

    To the editor:

    In his Sept. 29 letter, Satinder Ahuja wrote: “Clinton admitted her mistake (regarding) ...use of a private email server ... and it is time to move on to more important matters.” The most important matter for the president of the United States is national security.

  • Rouzer deals in weasel words

    To the editor:

    I’ve shared a letter from our 7th District Congressman David Rouzer he sent in response to a question I asked him about why he signs a pledge to never raise taxes, when 100 percent of America’s $19 trillion debt is because Congress has voted to spend $19 trillion more than Congress has voted to tax on incomes, forcing the Treasury to borrow instead.

    In his letter, he names Social Security as the second most important driver of this ($19 trillion) federal debt.

  • Williams’ story too familiar for far too many

    To the editor:

    For those of us who have lost a son or daughter to the ravages of addiction to drugs and alcohol, Pam Williams’ front-page story in last week’s edition is all too familiar.

  • We cannot afford to elect Trump

    To the editor:

    I knew when I first heard Donald Trump say Mexicans were rapists (and more), I knew he was even more hateful than he was on his TV show, “The Apprentice.” He seems to love Donald Trump; he is narcissistic; his egotism is even larger than his mouth. His “You’re fired!” was delivered with so much abhorrence and glee, I wondered why any of the “apprentices” would agree to submit to such a “reality” show.

  • Taking some time off for a spell

    Vacation brain, I’ve learned, is a very real phenomenon.

    After taking no real vacation in the past five years except to be sick, have surgery or go to the doctor, a wedding or a funeral, I’ve made up for lost time by taking two vacations this year.

    First, in August, my parents and I went back home to Cleveland to bask in the afterglow of our Cavaliers’ first NBA title, the city’s first national championship in 52 years and first in my lifetime.

  • Be alert at the voting booth

    To the editor:

    Recently, a voter identification verification bill was passed in North Carolina (voter ID law). Acceptable IDs were available free at numerous locations with help offered if needed. In the election this fall, a person would provide the ID to show they are who they say they are and eligible to vote.

    The NAACP protests the voter ID requirement as placing an unfair barrier to poor and minority folks. Some people’s mindset is rooted in the past segregation era. The rest of the country apparently has moved on.

  • David Rouzer misleads on Social Security

    To the editor:

    Congressman David Rouzer is misleading Brunswick County voters about Social Security in answering questions at his open houses around the county.

    He has taken a pledge to never raise income taxes on high earners, even to fight terrorism. He does blame the resulting debt from fighting terrorism on Social Security, which he calls a major cause of the debt. Social Security taxes bring in an extra $400 billion every year, did last year and will again this year.

  • Pray for an end to forces of division

    To the editor:

    Please pray for Charlotte, where rioting and racial turmoil have been occurring after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, by a black police officer last week.

    We pray comfort for the Scott family for their loss, but many forces of division and in this land have taken advantage of this event to stir up turmoil and violence in this city.