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Post Opinion, Author at Salisbury Post

Guest columns

Kathryn Lopez: Mississippi takes aim at Roe

Is the Supreme Court going to overrule Roe v. Wade? That’s the question raised by a Mississippi abortion case soon to come before court. “The ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“We can’t enjoy a drink on the back porch after a long day of work because we have sounds of murder and mayhem in our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Biden’s COVID presidency

President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency. Biden’s job ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Robert Black: Striving for beloved truth

By Rev. Robert Black “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” These words from ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Leonard Pitts: She is 8 years old

She is 8 years old. That’s … what? About third grade? Too young for boyfriends. Too young for R-rated movies. Too young for algebra or ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: On Medicaid expansion, we must keep pushing

For several years now, medical authorities, business leaders and faith leaders — along with newspaper editorial writers — have encouraged the state legislature to institute ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Gary Pearce: What you’ll hear in politics next year

I t’s clear how the two political parties want to define the debate in next year’s elections, in North Carolina and nationally. Republicans want to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Rev. Olen Bruner: Citizens join together to acknowledge racial history

By Olen Bruner Once again, on Aug. 6, citizens of Salisbury are calling each other forward to uphold the very foundation of our American values ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Fewer students major in humanities

By John Hood RALEIGH — Most students attend colleges or universities primarily to acquire the knowledge, skills and credentials required to get a rewarding job. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Kenneth L. Hardin: Hair shouldn’t define Black women

By Kenneth L. Hardin “Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person? Does the way I wear my hair make me ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Cal Thomas: Cuba Libre! and the left

By Cal Thomas People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer “breaking news.” They would be hilarious if ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Guest columnists: Legislators should bridge Medicaid coverage gap

By Tom Bacon, Gene Cochrane Jr., John Frank and Bill Pully  The Rowan County region is in trouble. The good news is there’s a solution ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Ray Nothstine: Robinson right to focus on dignity of work

By Ray Nothstine Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson certainly grabs plenty of headlines and attention these days. Most conservatives across the state gravitate toward Robinson’s story, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

My Turn, Kendal Mobley: Marker will acknowledge Rowan lynchings

On Aug. 6, Actions in Faith and Justice (AFJ), a local grassroots organization, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) of Montgomery, Alabama, will ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Michael Stringer: Rep. Budd wrong on many counts

By Michael Stringer “The government isn’t the solution. The government is the problem!” the “aw-shucks” former President Ronald Reagan declared in his anti-Black inaugural address ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Jesus would get jabbed

In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is asked: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” He answers: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: The 2020 polling disaster

As the last presidential election approached, one could sense that something was wrong with the polls. The race felt tighter than the polls indicated, and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: The love of books and reading

By Sharon Randall Long before they learn to read, children need to be taught to love reading and books. They need to hold them in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Kathryn Lopez: Religious freedom? Yeah, right!

“Freedom of speech is the air that any thinker breathes; it’s the fuel that ignites the fire of an intellectual’s thoughts.” Raif Badawi dared to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Thomas Mills: Fundraising sets the stage for competitive U.S. Senate race

By Thomas Mills The fundraising numbers are in for the second quarter and the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina is taking shape. That said, fundraising has ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Gov. Cooper maps alternative path

By Gary Pearce North Carolina may go a third straight year without a new state budget. We definitely will go an 11th straight year without ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:00 am

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John Hood: More, better policing needed

By John Hood RALEIGH — One of the best ways to save Black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to increase funding for ... Read more

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

Columnists

My Turn, Michael Young: Decide on Empire Hotel and move on

By Michael Young If learning from your mistakes makes up for the fact that the Empire Hotel is not under construction, then there has been ... Read more

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

Columnists

Ray Nothstine: Here’s what social studies curriculum should look like

By Ray Nothstine Like much of the nation, North Carolina has a civics and history crisis. Yet, it may be even worse than thought in North Carolina ... Read more

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

Guest columns

Gary Pearce: UNC and the debate over dissent

We Americans have a contradictory history when it comes to tolerating, or not tolerating, dissent. The latest chapter is the Nikole Hannah-Jones controversy at UNC-Chapel ... Read more

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

Lifestyle

Explore with the library during Summer Reading Week 9

Rowan Public Library  Week nine of Rowan Public Library’s Summer Reading School Age program series will feature a program by ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors ... Read more

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

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Kenneth L. Hardin: Time to craft an actual plan to solve gun violence

By Kenneth L. Hardin I went to bed one night last month thinking about the unsolved shooting death of 7-year-old A’yanna Allen and woke up ... Read more

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

Guest columns

Cal Thomas: Zaila and the Bee

By any standard, Zaila Avant-garde is a remarkable 14-year-old girl with a positive and compelling outlook on life. Avant-garde (her father reportedly changed her surname ... Read more

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

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