The welfare of the entire country should come before partisan considerations. It seems too many have forgotten that, and everyone is labeled either “conservative” or “liberal,” with no room for anyone in between. That kind of all-black or all-white thinking is harmful, even dangerous.

The employees within the Guilford County government deserve a fair grievance process. Currently, there is no Health & Human Services (HHS) director, and the county manager serves as the interim HHS director. Because of this, anyone who reports to the directors of either Social Services o…

I know it’s a bit early to offer wishes for the New Year, but let me submit mine before I forget. Here’s to prosperity and peace for all and setting aside at least one day (at least) for no coverage of President Trump’s 24/7 inane gibberish, tweets and self-indulging pronouncements. Let’s se…

North Carolina has a Democratic governor and a Republican-dominated legislature because the legislators weren’t able to gerrymander a statewide election. To further their quest to accumulate power in their branch, legislators have put six amendments to the North Carolina constitution on our …

Have you ever had the thought that you might be the object of manipulation? We are in the midst of a national squabble that I am beginning to think has been planned by those interested in the destruction of the only successful experiment in freedom, in which the people own the government and…

There are accusations of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s misconduct toward a woman when he was 17. I believe Judge Kavanaugh is being done an injustice.

When I was a kid (in the 1960s), we were taught that “honesty is the best policy.” Again and again, we were told that we should be upright, upstanding citizens of our great nation. Our presidential heroes were George “I cannot tell a lie” Washington and “Honest Abe” Lincoln. We were taught n…

With all the enmity in the world during these peerless times, this world is plunging deeper and deeper into a hopeless gloom.

Why do some people distrust the news media? Call it “fake news”? Could it have something to do with so many articles these days where the source comes from someone “on the condition of anonymity”? Usually any article derogatory to Trump and/or anyone associated with him comes from a source “…

Recently I’ve read several articles suggesting that Mark Walker is trying to “lead by example” and reach out to African-American voters. Could it be that Walker is having a “come to Jesus” moment just less than 60 days before the midterm elections?

Many are wondering why they, the taxpayers, should absorb the financial burden of hurricane rescue when those being rescued had ample opportunity to avoid their situation. It is a reasonable concern.

Zoë Carmac (Life, Sept. 9) looks adorable caressing her pet cat. Yet, why have her parents taught her that it is all right to allow the invasive cat to roam and, in doing so, instinctively hunt beneficial wildlife such as birds, birds’ eggs, frogs, chipmunks, etc.? Studies have shown that ca…

What do some give up to maintain confirmation bias? They give up reasonable controls and regulations protecting worker safety, product quality and environmental concerns, giving reign to laissez-faire excesses that have produced monopolists and robber barons.

I have German heritage and ancestry. Among other values, I was taught loyalty and respect for authority. When I hear reference to the Holocaust, Hitler, or Nazis, I ask myself what I would have done if I had lived in Germany at that time. My honest, disappointing assessment is that, even tho…

Sam Howe’s letter of Sept. 11 asks why Kathy Manning is a Democrat, which I believe can be addressed by stating simply that it is the very best alternative these days.

I find it sad that, as everyone runs to defend Serena Williams’ behavior at the U.S. Open, the focus is on the need for consistency in enforcing the rules between the men and women and not her deplorable behavior.

Trump said he “fell asleep” watching a speech recently given by former President Obama.

I have to say how happy I am that Cirque Italia is in Greensboro. Their performances are so exciting and beautiful — and they do not use animals.

The Trump administration’s voter fraud commission was disbanded because of lack of evidence. So why is ICE demanding voter records from 44 Eastern North Carolina counties right before an election?

Barack Hussein Obama has finally emerged from his seclusion to correct the record and inform us about how he is the one responsible for the current booming economy and the skyrocketing consumer confidence.