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Why I’m Voting for Joe Biden for President

by Diane Tuttle Ursano, Briar Chapel I grew up in an Army family. Both of my parents were service “Brats,” my father a “Navy Junior” and my mother an “Army Brat.” Four of my five uncles were career Army, Air ...
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Why I am voting for Joe Biden

by Vickie Atkinson, Chapel Hill I am enthusiastically voting for Joe Biden. Joe Biden has the temperament, experience and steadiness that I want in a leader. His empathy, knowledge of how government works, and willingness to listen to experts and ...
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A Woman Supporting Trump

by Vickie Day Terll, Pittsboro As a mother and grandmother, I would like to leave behind for my daughter and grandson an America that promises physical security, traditional morality, and economic prosperity. In order to ensure these goals, the country ...
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Endorsing Republican commissioner candidates

by Rolin Mainuddin, Chapel Hill In addition to the lone Republican incumbent Andy Wilkie, two other Republican candidates are running for the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in 2020. With a 4-1 majority for the Democrats, it is imperative to ...
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The Weight of Herstory is Upon US

By Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent I found out from a text from my daughter. “RBG is dead,” it read, “We are f*ck3d.” The news fell on me like a great weight, pressing me down. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pioneer, women’s ...
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Needless Suffering and Death

by Alirio Estevez “I just ask my Lord that other people’s pain may never be indifferent to me.” This line from an inspiring song by renowned Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa is tumbling around my head nowadays. People all over ...
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How to Become a Player Politically when You’re not Rich

by Bill Crawford I’ve heard two laments from the politically disaffected all my adult life. The first is “My vote doesn’t count,” which makes me wonder about why the legions of politicians and their campaigns chase after votes with so ...
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NC Dems need to fight or face 10 more years ...

by Julian Sereno If you look at the ads you wouldn’t think the North Carolina Democratic Party is all that serious about the November election. Ten years after the Tea Party orchestrated the GOP takeover of the NC Legislature and ...
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Agitator in Chief

by Don Lein During this period when we have unrest sweeping the country and rioters looting and burning in various cities across the fruited plain, an advocate of non-violence, longtime congressman and civil rights icon, John Lewis, passed away and ...