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April 20, 2021

Post Opinion, Author at Salisbury Post

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My Turn, Kenneth L. Hardin: COVID-19 came to visit me, too

By Kenneth L. Hardin As hard as I’ve tried over the last year to avoid it, I had the opportunity to meet COVID-19 personally last ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:00 am

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Clyde: Get out of your hibernaculum 

By Clyde Ah, the first signs of spring — groundhog sightings, the first warm day, the first worm in a mud puddle and the long-awaited ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Children deserve to live in bubbles of safety

By Nalini Joseph Human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children does not appear to be going away in Rowan County.  The Charlotte metro area consistently ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Turning pain into purpose

When I read about the senseless killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, I thought of my friends Isaac Cudjoe and Kevin Isabelle-Peete. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 am

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Byron York: Democratic pollsters acknowledge: we nearly lost

Just six months ago — it seems like so much longer — many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“If your house is on fire, someone is coming.” — Deborah Horne, Rowan County fire marshal on a scare tactic presented in fundraising letter that ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 am

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Thomas Mills: Trump primary takes shape in North Carolina

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from recent columns by Thomas Mills, founder and publisher of PoliticsNC.com, on his website.  By Thomas Mills It’s very ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: FDR to LBJ to Joe Biden

By Gary Pearce Joe Biden’s surprisingly progressive presidency looks more like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson than his more recent Democratic predecessors — ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:07 am

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DG Martin: Quirky characters work to save Hatteras Lighthouse in novel

By D.G. Martin Do you remember back in 1999 when the Hatteras Lighthouse was moved about 1,000 yards to escape  the rising ocean? A happy ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:06 am

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John Hood: Corporate tax should be priority

By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Praying for better COVID-free days

By Sharon Randall It’s been so long since I’ve traveled anywhere. I’ve almost forgotten how to pack. Thirty years ago, on April 23, 1991, my ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Kendal Mobley: ‘Fame’ referendum, other assumptions based on false premises

By Kendal Mobley Several recent letters to the Post have called for a referendum to reconsider the relocation of the Confederate monument known as “Fame.” ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Justice Thomas says courts will rule on social media sooner or later

It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era. In May and June 2017, then-President Donald Trump blocked a few Twitter trolls ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“We’re talking about just doing the right thing here. We shouldn’t even need to codify doing the right thing.” — Rodney Phillips, China Grove mayor ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: These ‘political orphans’ deserve help

For two decades, Irma Chavez has lived in legal limbo. An Arkansas businesswoman with four American-born children, she remains a provisional resident of this country ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Ed Norvell: Do we want to continue to litigate Confederate monument?

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a letter writing campaign opposing the move of the Confederate monument, popularly known as “Fame,” from its place ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Lieutenant governors can be governors’ nightmares

By Gary Pearce As a Black conservative Republican, Mark Robinson isn’t North Carolina’s traditional lieutenant governor. But he’s squarely in the tradition of lieutenant governors ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

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Guest columnist: Say ‘no’ to Biden-Buttigieg mileage tax

By Ray Nothstine In an interview last month on CNBC, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg can hardly hold in his glee talking about a new potential ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: As coronavirus pandemic winds down, let’s not falter

In a play last season that he may want to forget, former Duke star Daniel Jones, now the starting quarterback for the New York Giants, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: Political fantasies can be costly

By John Hood RALEIGH — It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths. For example, for a time one of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Sharon Randall column: My royal family

By Sharon Randall When you were a child, who was the person you most looked up to, the one you hoped to be just like ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Leonard Pitts: ‘A change gon’ come’

Dear Republicans: Let’s just say this plainly. You are a people lacking integrity and honor. And you have not a thimbleful of respect for one ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

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Ada Fisher: Getting high at whose expense?

By Ada Fisher Government officials and those believing erroneously that “pot” is not harmful are remiss in doing what many anti-vaxers are doing — ignoring ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

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My Turn, Chris White: Focus on advantages of successful immigration policies

By Chris White In these early months of the Biden administration, we have seen another surge of migrants seeking to cross the southern border into ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: This Easter, give thanks for blessings we’ll enjoy

By Nalini Joseph On Easter 2020, for the first time in history, many Americans watched vigils and services online. Traditional, large family gathering plans were ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week: ‘Going to help other people’

“They’re compensated, but they get that compensation on top of being able to know what they’re doing is going to help other people.” — Thomas ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:00 am

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Byron York: Biden’s FDR delusion

By Byron York In early March, President Joe Biden met with a group of seven historians in the East Room of the White House. One ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:00 am

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Steve Roberts: Become a caring community

By Steve Roberts While warming up for a recent tennis match, a pal said, “We’ve all been vaccinated. Can’t we ditch our masks?” No, we ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:00 am

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