The elephant has long symbolized the Republican Party. And at Rockin’ The Red, the GOP’s April 11 primary debate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, there was indeed an elephant in the room: Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s absence.
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Letter: Inspired by many achievers
“People who have served the state of North Carolina well while I was growing up include Jim Hunt, James Martin, Congresswoman Sue Myrick, Mark Meadows and U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.”
Letter: Democratic thugs have worked to destroy U.S.
“Ever since Trump has come in, the Democrat mafia has been fighting him. These thugs have worked to destroy the U.S. for many years!”
Billy Graham’s last stand
“It’s either a horrendous twist of fate or long-deferred justice that some of Billy Graham’s last major acts put him glaringly on the wrong side of history.”
Conscious party: Nasty Women Exhibition
Dozens of artists have donated their work to a pop-up shop hosted by Clayspace and benefitting Planned Parenthood. The multi-day exhibit has an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 13.
Letter writer: Support efforts in California to unhook from crazy train
“First order of business for escaping states: Dial back the pervasive cult-of-camo military fetish that has the red states forcing the rest of us to fund their kill-’em-all agenda.”
Asheville clergy offer wisdom in election aftermath
In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, local faith leaders representing many different denominations and religions are seeking answers and providing guidance for their congregations.
Letter writer: To vote for what you believe in, write in Jill Stein
” If you want to vote for more war and the continued dominance by the wealthy and corporate sectors, you should vote for Clinton or Trump. “
Letter writer: Why are we surprised by Trump?
“It seems that any patriotic American, although they may be disappointed at election results, has a duty for the greater good of our country to accept the will of the people as demonstrated by a fair Democratic voting process.”
Letter writer: Be part of the swarm to take back North Carolina
“It is vital you turn out to vote also for your state and local candidates this election and be part of the swarm of mosquitos that can take back our state of North Carolina and repeal HB2, which has done irreparable economic and social harm to our state.”
Trump Train rolls into town; brings merchants, differing opinions
Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Asheville brought along an assorted mix of people. Xpress wandered the crowds and spoke with merchants, supporters and others about what brought them to Asheville for the rally.
Letter writer: Let’s cool our political jets
“We are not allowed to call even one person naïve or ill-informed, cowardly, immoral, etc., ad nauseam, ad infinitum. Be it face to face, cyberspace or phone-banking wankering.”
Letter writer: Time and demographics are on the Democrats’ side
“To old friend Cecil Bothwell, I’d like to suggest heeding some lines from the country tune ‘The Gambler.'”
Letter writer: Who benefits from greater voter participation?
“Which begs the question: In making it less cumbersome to register to vote, who will benefit?”
Letter writer: If Hillary sinks, then what?
“Obama will develop a significant case of heartburn realizing that his legacy is about go down the tube with a suddenly weakened candidate unable to deliver Obama’s de facto third term.”
Letter writer: In presidential race, can voters spot a good deal when they see one?
“And the thing that keeps hitting me lately is what would actually happen if you met a used-car dealer who was actually honest? “
Shuler maintains pledge to cast vote for Clinton
Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler says he will cast his superdelegate vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton when the Democratic National Convention holds its formal roll-call vote Wednesday night.
Painting by the numbers
It’s all over but the yard signs—those leftover bits of red, white and blue that still speckle the landscape in the wake of North Carolina’s May 6 primary. After crisscrossing the state, tailed by the national media and closely scrutinized by hometown crowds, the presidential candidates and their entourages have moved on. And though the […]
Shuler pledges prez super-delegate vote to local popular-vote winner
Rep. Heath Shuler says he’ll throw his super-delegate vote for the Democratic nomination to whomever wins the popluar vote in the 11th Congressional District.
A feminine warrior
After weeks of toiling on Hillary Clinton‘s behalf, Arden resident Stan Safian saw the stars beginning to align for her last week. Clinton edged past opponent Barack Obama by nearly 10 points in the Pennsylvania primary, a contest pundits were calling a must-win for the New York senator. The next day, Hillary’s friend Ann Jordan, […]