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Revolting

Revolting, but not surprising. It’s clear that we are not going to get any respite from the hair-on-fire liberals over the next four or eight years. Their strategy is clear – attack every (and I mean every) action, statement, expression, move and...

 

Henson Voted For HB 330

After the horrific events in Charlottesville I feel the citizens of Transylvania County need to know that N.C. Representative Cody Henson voted for HB 330, which would protect drivers who hit protesters. There should be no protection for drivers who...

 

Transylvania NAACP: Who Will Stand With Us?

The president of the United States has stepped across a line from which there is no return. His tacit support of neo-Nazi groups who mounted the violent protest in Charlottesville must galvanize us into action. Silence is assent. Saying you are “no...

 

Death Wish Politics

Late in life, Freud made a radical shift in his thinking. Possibly from seeing the tragedy of World War I, Freud focused on two main elements in the mind’s internal struggle with itself: he saw dual “drives” —life, or eros, against death, or...

 

I'm Not Sleeping So Well

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said no one should be panicked by President Trump’s remarks and that the U.S. was not moving closer to taking military action against North Korea. Americans, he said, “should sleep well at night.” Remember, the...

 

Roundabouts Create Problems

This message is in response to Park Baker’s article in the Thursday, Aug. 10, paper about “Big Changes Eyed on Asheville Highway.” Apparently the “roundabouts” idea has raised it’s ugly head again. Probably high on the list for...

 

Health Care: Step By Step

While Congress has a history of periodically disgracing itself, the last few months may have taken disgraceful conduct to a new level. Ryan and McConnell, with help from Trump, offered their party members a range of incentives from promises of...

 

Merge Police And Sheriff's Departments

The tax collector cometh! I recently received my “county” property tax bill which includes Brevard city taxes that are approximately half of the total. Also included was a chart of the general fund budget ($51.2 million) which I assume is for...

 

Educational Crisis Since WW II

America is in the throes of an educational crisis because of critical pedagogy. Critical pedagogy attempts to help students question and challenge beliefs set firmly in the public consciousness. Advocates of critical pedagogy view teaching as an...

 

Partisan Politics

Reading these letters about the election and our president prompted me to write a bit of advice for both sides of the argument. Every four years we have a presidential election, and the last one was won by President Trump. He won the election fair...

 

I Feel Patriotic

This letter is in response to Mr. Robert J. McGarry’s letter to the editor regarding my demeaning President Trump in a letter I wrote to the newspaper. I take it as a singular accomplishment that I have the unique ability to “call a spade a...

 

Take Profit Out Of Health Care

The debate about health care ignores its history in this country since Hilary Clinton’s failure to overcome the alliance of the insurance industry and the anti-socialists killed single payer, the only viable solution to universal coverage in this...

 

Foul Odor In Washington

Wow! Did I read this right? We now are burdened with a next-to-worthless congressman (Mark Meadows) urging a lunatic president (Donald Trump) not to fire a neo-fascist advisor (Steve Bannon.) Hollywood used to make up stuff that vaguely resembled...

 

Perceptions

On Nov. 9, 1926 Mussollini’s Italian government enacted a new wave of emergency laws, taking as a pretext an alleged attempt on Mussolini’s life. Within days his fascist police arrested Antonio Gramsci, the head of PCI (Partito Comunista...

 

Wake Up America

The Russians are not our friends! It seems strange, odd, almost unAmerican to have to state this, but what seems to me to be so obvious, from where I stand, is the similarity between the Republican Party in America today as represented by President...

 

Lucky To Have Lorna

I’d like to welcome to Lorna, the new director at Silvermont. When the handicap parking is full at the rear of the mansion, Lorna is in the front offering valet parking for those of us with canes and walkers. How thoughtful she is. We are glad to...

 

What Makes A Nation Great?

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines, great as “having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature.” The moral overtones of “greatness” are seen in words like “ennobled, exalted, glorified, heroic, honorable,...

 

Who Knows When We'll Need Help

I think Mr. Lorenz’s conclusion (in his recent letter) that what everyone needs is catastrophic insurance coverage, i.e. a policy with a low premium and high deductible that really pays nothing until medical costs mount into the thousands, is dead...

 

Term Limits For Local Offices

It is interesting that only two of our local elected officials do not list their home or office addresses. Those two officials are Jason Chappell and Marty Griffin. Chappell and Griffin list post office boxes for their address. I guess their...

 

Echoes Of The South Pacific

Papua New Guinea. Those words conjure thoughts of the exotic South Pacific, of dense jungle, of a Third World people, perhaps even of scraggly bearded, tattooed descendants of head-hunters sporting strange body piercings and brandishing menacing...

 

Dust And Water

One of the city workers was driving the water truck washing the streets last week. When he started back to the facility, he told his supervisor David Lutz that he ran out of water and that could have been true. My question to his supervisor was why...

 

Update Voting Machines

If we can set aside our partisan differences, I think we agree that the Russians hacked the 2016 election and apparently had been examining various state election systems prior to that. At least 39 states were “probed” in 2015-16 looking for...

 

Unpatriotic To Demean President Trump

The recent comments by Mr. Lackey Rowe (Transylvania Times July 17) responding to Mr. Charlie Brendle’s letter requires some corrections. Mr. Brendle did not put a price on protecting our borders, but merely said that it is patriotic to protect...

 

Exposing Trump's Lies

I am writing in response to Shirley McCall’s response to my letter in which she stated “I think with freedom of speech, there should be no bias - just the truth, no slander or lies.” She then says this should go hand-in-hand with freedom of the...

 

Meadows Distorts The Facts

Congressman Mark Meadows recently was in town for a closed fundraiser, an appearance picketed by residents protesting his support for abolishing the Affordable Care Act. In a telephone interview with The Transylvania Times, he insisted he was in...

 

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