“‘Progressive’ Asheville doesn’t have a nudist resort? Seriously? Teddy Roosevelt (a skinny-dipping Republican) would today be arrested skinny-dipping in waters he helped preserve!”
“The reproductive rights movement is being intentionally divided and conquered by gender.”
“It has come to my attention that [Congressman] Mark Meadows will not participate in usual forums prior to this very important November election.”
“If the Western Carolinas Modernization and Expansion project was truly a ‘modernization’ project, then Duke Energy Progress would not be trying to cram 100-year-old, air-cooled, ugly substations into the downtown urban core.”
” I would say the repeated, almost daily, killing of unarmed and nonviolent black men, boys, women and girls is absolutely heartbreaking, soul-destroying and completely depressing.”
Apparently, he lived on gin and beer – that is what he drank all the time I was there. I have no idea how much gin he averaged a day, but it was plenty.
“You didn’t mention anything about us over here a block away at Vanderbilt Apartments, which also has its own story and is home to many wonderful persons as well.”
“Cecil Bothwell’s leaving the Democratic Party because he is a Bernie Sanders supporter seems to echo his candidate’s behavior.”
“To old friend Cecil Bothwell, I’d like to suggest heeding some lines from the country tune ‘The Gambler.'”
Murder and outrage are frequent and the absence of civil law encourages the wickedly inclined.
“One possible response might be citizen-organized exit polls as our only way of knowing if the official vote counts are true or not.”
“Educating in a nonthreatening way is what will help people understand each other better. I am proud of Asheville’s openness, support and stand on these important issues.”
“Asheville has too much of a legacy of racism. Please Mountain Xpress, help this mostly white community face up to the neglect of our oppressed neighbors.”
“When it comes to a point that the Asheville police can’t protect the public without backlash, then what do you want? “
Alas, alas! To travel from New Bern to Buncombe now would cause you many tears John, unless your heart is harder than I think it is.
“By creating a task force to investigate the risks of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or neonics, the state is leading the battle to get neonics banned.”
“Remember that politics is the art of compromise, and the fact that that word is so reviled by many congressmen explains why nothing has advanced there. Will Bothwell be one of those, too?”
“But we’ll become just another city gone too far if we don’t balance short-term investment with the investments that will make us outstanding for generations.”
“Which begs the question: In making it less cumbersome to register to vote, who will benefit?”
“At what point do we as Americans connected by our living in the same country finally say we all will make sure that not another child is left parentless because of our categorical prejudices.”
“Alliterative and proud, Carolina Public Press says it’s ‘In-Depth, Investigative and Independent.'”