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Whitey Harwood: Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits

By Whitey Harwood Right after Christmas 2019, this opinion by Ada Fisher, “Free will means you can’t force agreement” was in the Salisbury Post. I ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: History shows Trump peace plan is doomed to fail

By Cal Thomas Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and PLO leader Yasser Arafat met at Camp David where Barak ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Leonard Pitts: Hillary Clinton was right about Trump world after all

By Leonard Pitts Surely you remember the “basket of deplorables.” That was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 characterization of some Donald Trump supporters. Observers saw it as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

US attorneys: Congress must ban fentanyl analogues

By U.S. Attorneys Robert J. Higdon Jr., Matthew G.T. Martin, R. Andrew Murray and A. Lance Crick In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

David Freeze: Robin and Isaac, on the way to better health

We’re back at it again! After Teri’s wonderful success in 2019, my hope is that you’ll soon see more of the same with Robin Satterwhite ... Read more

4 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Sharon Randall: Schedules include two kinds of busy

By Sharon Randall Long ago — when I should’ve known better, but didn’t realize it would come back to haunt me — I laughed at ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Kirk Kovach: Rural NC could soon be distant memory

By Kirk Kovach A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion hosted by the University of North Carolina Institute of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Guest column: Not vaping best way to avoid problems

By Patricia Rich The idea that the only people vaping e-cigarettes are current smokers trying to quit is not true, especially in the last several ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ada Fisher: Kobe Bryant goes out on top

By Ada Fisher The shocking deaths of former NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna in an unfortunate plane crash has so stunned a ... Read more

1 month ago by Ada Fisher.

My turn, Roger Barbee: Fine to debate founder’s intent, not God’s

By Roger Barbee Several counties in North Carolina have become, “sanctuary counties.” Resolutions were passed in these counties by locally elected officials that declare the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Take action on affordable housing

Editor’s note: The following are two separate opinion columns written by John Hood, chairman of the John Locke Foundation. By John Hood RALEIGH — Though ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Prioritize litter control in Rowan

Consider this incredible fact: the county’s Department of Environmental Management removed nearly 50 tons of litter and 157 tires from Rowan roadsides in 2019. Put ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Leonard Pitts: Hell was a place called Auschwitz

By Leonard Pitts This week marks 75 years since Soviet troops stormed the gates of hell. Hell was near a Polish town called Oswiecim. Hell ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: America’s expiration date

By Cal Thomas I love definitions because they help focus the mind. For decades, we are said to have been in a culture war. As ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

David Freeze: Gotta Run

Sunday’s Winter Flight sponsors and runners help homeless My favorite event of the year happens on Sunday afternoon. As a participant, volunteer and eventually race ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Sharon Randall: Routines change for ‘Nana’

By Sharon Randall Most days, my getting-ready- to-go-out routine takes two minutes tops. And that includes finding my keys. There was a time in my ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Bloomberg makes push for nomination in NC

By Gary Pearce While the other Democratic presidential candidates slug it out and slog through snowy Iowa, Mike Bloomberg is busy planting seeds across the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Steve Inskeep: Instant information can widen gaps between us

By Steve Inskeep What can we do about technology that brings the world together while also driving it apart? It’s a burning question today, but ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ferrel Guillory: State picks wrong time to cut back

By Ferrel Guillory With history-laden news breaking out all over, North Carolina authorities have picked an inauspicious moment to reduce American history courses required in ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Thomas Mills: Conservative Democrat would fare better

By Thomas Mills politicsnc.com On Sunday, the New York Times endorsed both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for president or at least to become the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: NC Democrats will be on defense in 2020

By John Hood RALEIGH — Everyone knows that North Carolina is a closely divided purple state. Everyone knows that in 2020, many statewide races and ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: County Commissioners see role for themselves in school closure talks

Rowan-Salisbury School Board members aren’t the only ones thinking about consolidation in 2020. While commissioners have already promised funding, they made need to offer their ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Kent Bernhardt: Stir straws and spare tires

  I’m pretty sure modern civilization started to crumble the day stir straws replaced spoons. Well, it may not have been that exact day, but ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Clyde: What will Salisbury residents find in 2040?

By Clyde In the year 2040, if we’re all still alive we may find: • We disembark from the New Salisbury Stanback Station, which has ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Olen Bruner: Some work done, more to accomplish one year after resolution’s passage

By Olen Bruner Just one year ago, Salisbury’s City Council unanimously passed a Resolution of Reconciliation, written at its request by Actions in Faith and  ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Kirk Kovach: Kansas offers cautionary tale for North Carolina

By Kirk Kovach What’s the matter with Kansas? That’s the title of a popular book, and a now-popular phrase. In the past 20 years, the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Reflections on a table

How many times in my life have I scratched this table? How many times will I be lucky enough to get to do it again? ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Leonard Pitts: Time for end to all of slavery’s permutations

By Leonard Pitts Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Willie Nash’s sentence: 12 years for possession. Of a cellphone. Read it twice, if you ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

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