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September 22, 2020

Common Sense

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My turn, Tremayne Smith: ECU alumni denounce remarks by Trump

By Tremayne Smith As former East Carolina University student body leaders and proud alumni allow us to unequivocally express what the university’s official statement did ... Read more

1 year ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Oh the places she’ll bike

By Sharon Randall Have you ever watched a child learning to ride a bike, getting that first taste of freedom? I thought my tricycle was ... Read more

2 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. – John W. ... Read more

2 years ago by Post Opinion.

Other Voices: More choices, better ballots

Tar Heels will have a fourth political party to choose from when updating their voter registrations, and some North Carolina voters will see a new ... Read more

2 years ago by Post Opinion.

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The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. – Napoleon Bonaparte Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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American capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history. The ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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The bad news: Time flies. The good news: You’re the pilot. – Mark Lachs Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures. ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. – Hal ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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All times are good times if we but knew how to use them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 12-21-16

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up. – Mark Twain Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense – 12-16-16

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. — Washington Irving If you ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 11-2-16

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-27-16

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.             – Henry Cate VII Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-26-16

Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and 50 percent don’t read newspapers.  I hope it’s the same 50 percent. – Gore Vidal Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-23-16

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. – Richard ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-22-16

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-18-16

Want to know what God thinks of money? Look at the people he gave it to. – Dorothy Parker Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-17-16

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. — Winston Churchill Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-16-16

Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-15-16

Why pay money to have your family tree traced? Go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. – Mark Twain Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

Common sense 10-14-16

Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as Prohibition did, in five years Americans would ... Read more

4 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Common sense (Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be.) A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes ... Read more

5 years ago by Post Opinion.

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(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be.) A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep. – W.H. Auden Read more

5 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Common sense (Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be.) “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” ... Read more

5 years ago by Post Opinion.

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Common sense (Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be.) The prayer of the chicken hawk does not get him the chicken. – Swahili proverb Read more

5 years ago by Post Opinion.

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