Opinion

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Goldberg: Trump lesson that Bush, Clinton should heed

For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob fills one with a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still feels good to be proven right.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Page: Both parties face an angry summer

If anything is certain about Donald Trump's bizarre bid for the Republican presidential nomination, it is the huge favors he does for the Democrats.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Editorial: Building schools-county relationship

The Vance County Board of County Commissioners and Henderson City Council get a lot of credit for building a cooperative relationship, which has led to a variety of collaborative work to improve both the county and city.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Albom: Trump leads polls, but boredom winning

Why is everyone so worried about Donald Trump? Does anyone really think he's going to be president? I'm not sure he even wants to be president.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Today's editorial cartoon


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 08:32 AM

Finding food and human fellowship at the Haymont Grill

What is more important than politics and books?

These two are often the topics of my weekly column, but many things are more important.

Including food, and the human fellowship that accompanies it.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 01:35 PM

Stanford: Trump, Cruz and the All Caps Vote

Despite his penchant for counter-factual pronouncements, Ted Cruz is clever, educated, and aggressively intellectual. But he’s not stupid, so when he defends Donald Trump for calling Mexican immigrants rapists, you know he’s up to something. Right now, Trump is the frontrunner thanks to dominating the All Caps Vote, a constituency that Cruz wants for his own.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Campbell: Judicial retirement will have big impact

We expect an announcement soon that Superior Court Judge Howard “Howdy” Manning, Jr. will be retiring upon reaching the mandatory judicial retirement age. Our state will lose a dedicated and effective judge because of an arbitrary codicil in what is already a bad system for judicial selection and retention.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Wykle: Gearing up for fall elections

Now that we know who is running for office this fall, it seems like an opportune time to talk about the newspaper’s role in elections, as well as the value of a community newspaper during events like local municipal elections.


Jul. 17, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Letters to the editor, July 18

Different perspective on God's judgment