Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:20:51 EST 1800 What Ferguson says about America is disturbing http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150683705/What-Ferguson-says-about-America-is-disturbing EDITOR'S NOTE: The following op-ed piece is reprinted with permission from our colleagues at The Robesonian. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:05 EST A fond farewell http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150617724/A-fond-farewell This will be my last “From the Sheriff's Desk” and I wanted to use this opportunity to personally thank the people of Anson County for entrusting the honored position of Sheriff to me for 28 years. I leave with mixed emotions but... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:23:13 EST A time to give thanks http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150626514/A-time-to-give-thanks This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:07 EST I got the red blues http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150566498/I-got-the-red-blues RALEIGH — One of the legacies of the George W. Bush era was the codification of the red-blue color scheme for American politics. Newspapers and TV networks used the results of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections to produce maps... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:49:06 EST Senator-Elect McInnis releases statement http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150561512/Senator-Elect-McInnis-releases-statement First, thank you to all who voted in the recent elections. I'm grateful for the support across the 25th Senate District. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:11 EST Congress, President should work together on energy solutions http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150546342/Congress-President-should-work-together-on-energy-solutions One message I received loud and clear this election was the American people want their leaders to work together, to find common ground and to focus on bipartisan solutions to spur job creation and strengthen the economy. I agree this is how our... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:10 EST The agenda for our new leaders http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150463700/The-agenda-for-our-new-leaders It's one of the great conundrums of modern society: All around us, images of wealth, comfort, individual freedom and swiftly advancing technology tell a story of promise and progress. For millions and millions of people, life really is safer,... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:31:05 EST The American people have spoken http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150460451/The-American-people-have-spoken The American people took to the polls last week, exercising their constitutional right to vote and forcing Washington to listen. People across the country who are still trying to find good-paying jobs and coming up empty-handed are fed up. Families in... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:26:04 EST Three frustrating reminders from the 2014 election’s last days http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150394264/Three-frustrating-reminders-from-the-2014-elections-last-days As one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections in North Carolina history comes to a close, it's worth noting some of the lessons that we have already learned regardless of who wins and who loses when the votes are counted Tuesday... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:20:11 EST What to expect after Election Night http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150409080/What-to-expect-after-Election-Night Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don't create jobs. She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it's failed miserably... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:19:11 EST Bureaucracy in Washington needs to stop http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150394130/Bureaucracy-in-Washington-needs-to-stop Like you, I'm proud to be an American and I am grateful to call North Carolina and the Eighth District home. As Americans, we hold dear our freedoms. We have the freedom to succeed and we have the freedom to fail, and that is what makes our... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:19:10 EST N.C. economy isn’t stuck in limbo http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150311557/N.C.-economy-isnt-stuck-in-limbo RALEIGH — Which picture of North Carolina's recent past is more accurate? I'll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I'm not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That's... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:41:08 EST Protecting the ‘Made in USA’ label http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150310725/Protecting-the-Made-in-USA-label There is no doubt that American-made products are the best products in the world and American workers are second to none when it comes to hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. When you purchase products Made in USA, you are guaranteed the utmost... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:36:15 EST Dishonest congressmen http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150310655/Dishonest-congressmen Last year, about 20 percent of U.S. representatives conspired to assault our government by refusing to pass any budget that could be accepted by their colleagues and the Senate. The U.S. Constitution requires that all spending bills originate in the... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:12 EST Libertarian Republicans seek to eliminate state, federal programs http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/150284330/Libertarian-Republicans-seek-to-eliminate-state-federal-programs A candidate for the U.S. Senate, Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, Mr. Thom Tillis, sits on the governing board of the nonprofit organization, American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:26:16 EST Rating the U.S. response to Ebola http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150233695/Rating-the-U.S.-response-to-Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second healthcare worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:03:14 EST A 60s radical comes back with conservative allies http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150236511/A-60s-radical-comes-back-with-conservative-allies Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:01:16 EST Rep. Brody shares September events http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150199233/Rep.-Brody-shares-September-events District News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:11 EST Taxpayers footing the bill for losing battle http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150152359/Taxpayers-footing-the-bill-for-losing-battle North Carolina's top legislative leaders are fighting a losing battle, and taxpayers are still footing the bill. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:05:19 EST Repealing Obamacare remains a priority http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/150128520/Repealing-Obamacare-remains-a-priority I don't think I need to tell you that we face a lot of challenges as a nation right now. At home, wages remain stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise, leaving our families struggling to make ends meet. Abroad, we see a world... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:14 EST