Opinion



Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

Al Campbell: Don’t blame single-parent homes

Generally, we think a solution is an answer or a remedy — not a stopgap measure or a decorated substitute!  When a systemic social malady is nourished by the perpetrators then blamed by the victims, gridlock like in our United States Congress is inevitable.  By now, you might have determined exactly what I am about to say further and that’s because we all know it is obvious and continuously ignored.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Our View: Not so fast there, City Council

Some four months after they learned of former City Manager Strib Boynton’s planned retirement, several members of the High Point City Council apparently just now have decided they want to move full-speed with hiring another manager.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Your View: What’s wrong with this picture?

This is what I saw at the Guilford County Courthouse in High Point on Tuesday, July 29, at 10 a.m.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Your View: Sure, I’m in the Democratic camp

I'll vote Democrat because:


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

Kristine Kaiser: Pope’s leaving gives McCrory another chance

Gov. Pat McCrory is given a second chance with the welcome resignation of Art Pope as state budget director. With Pope gone, new attention goes to the governor. He is the main man, is given an opportunity to shed perceptions of being a mere puppet.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Your View: Israel and ‘disproportionate force’

Has anybody noticed the new catch-phrase the network news shows talking heads have started to use?  When reporting about the Israeli-Hamas war, they refer to Israel as using “disproportionate use of force” to describe their amount of force used to combat the Hamas terrorists.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Your View: I’m proud of our Ultimate Frisbee team

I would like to call your attention to a sport that is becoming more popular by the day.  It is called Ultimate Frisbee and a team from our area this month won the World Championship playing in Lecco, Italy.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Our View: Ups & Downs - Business coming to Depot

THUMBS UP to the latest plan for getting a business into the space available for a commercial establishment in the High Point Depot downtown.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

New VA secretary promises reforms

     As you know, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader. The former head of Proctor and Gamble, Robert McDonald, promised during his confirmation hearing, to hold the VA’s employees “accountable” and to reform the troubled agency. Secretary McDonald, a 1975 graduate of West Point, said “ Those employees that have violated the trust of the Department and of Veterans must be, and will be, held accountable.”


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Your View: ISIS actions run counter to Islamic faith

The actions of ISIS are fundamentally, unequivocally un-Islamic. The violence that these barbarians are perpetrating against minority sects of Shiite Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and Kurds sickens me. I want to make it 100 percent clear, that these actions are nothing but a perversion of the true teachings of Islam.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Your View: What do we get from ‘tax incentives’?

Our income tax system is being used to benefit companies by lobbyists and politicians with "tax incentives." Is it worth it?


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Do you really want a President Hillary?

Much is being written about President Obama’s plan to spend the last two years of his presidency "burnishing his legacy".  He's not giving himself nearly enough time.  How do you "burnish" to a high luster the following "highlights"  of his presidency:


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

Clarence Page: Don't shame Obama's vacation

Sitting on a deck chair on the family-friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.