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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:07

Thanks to the GOP communications chair

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To The Editor: In Carol Adams’ reply to my column (“Proud to be an American … sort of,” SMN Sept.…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:06

Video archives useful in combatting lies

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To the Editor: I noticed that last week some of Mitt Romney’s defenders tried to claim that the video from…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:06

Women’s rights, the unfinished struggle

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To the Editor: Throughout America’s history courageous women have struggled to achieve social and political freedom and equality. They have…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:35

Obama’s record needs closer look

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To the Editor: Carol Adams in her Letter to the Editor (SMN, Sept. 12) asserts that Obama’s record is “not…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:34

History has been altered by victors

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To the Editor: Mr. McLeod, instead of being upset over a Confederate flag flying in the South, perhaps you should…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:33

Is journalism dead or just very biased?

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To the Editor: Mark Twain once said “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you read the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:33

Proposals could harm bear, deer populations

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To the Editor: According to David Whitmire’s recent letters sent to the media in WNC, two pending bills for 2013-14…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:32

PetSmart will help animal rescue groups

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To the Editor: PetSmart, which is known for not carrying puppy mill dogs or cats, also holds on-site adoptions for…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:32

Get the facts about state education funding

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To the Editor: The Macon County Democrat Headquarters got my attention with their sign. For those that haven’t seen it,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:50

The end is nigh, but too few will admit it

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By Kenn Jacobine • Guest Columnist According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, we are about to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:49

The GOP’s message of Social Darwinism

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To the Editor: The 2012 campaign illustrates two oft-quoted maxims: that war is a continuation of politics by other means,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:48

Alderman replacement process should be open

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To the Editor: As a full-time resident of Maggie Valley, I am shocked at the shenanigans taking place in our…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:47

Some things should not be on public property

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To the Editor: While I support the display of the Confederate flag or the Ten Commandments as a means of individual personal…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:46

Columnist misguided in supporting Obama

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To the Editor:  You printed an interesting, however misguided, guest column in the Sept. 5 issue. John Beckman (“Proud to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:45

We must protect religious freedoms

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To the Editor: Some like to claim that ours is a Christian nation. But this was not the intent of…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:23

GOP war on women is a real problem

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To the Editor: Believing in the power of women’s votes, here are some facts that we are facing in November.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:22

Those who make most noise aren’t from here

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To the Editor: I find nothing wrong with your article, “Confederates in the attic” (Aug. 29 edition, www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion) unlike certain…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:18

Progressive is just new word for traitor

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To the Editor: In regards to your column last week, let me make some points.  You wrote: “If someone gets…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:45

I don’t share Romney-Ryan vision

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To the Editor: This letter is in defense of the work and research done at the Bent Creek Southeastern Forest…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:44

We need a conservative leader at this time

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To the Editor: I acknowledge Martin Dyckman’s well-written letter in the Aug. 15 issue. He challenged my letter (8/8/12) by…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:43

Battle flag display should be allowed

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To the Editor: For many years, it has been the tradition in Haywood County and other Western North Carolina counties…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:43

We need dialogue, not accusations

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To the Editor: I can’t hardly stand to read the letters to the editor anymore. Civil discourse, the backbone of any…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:15

Tell Obama the numbers still need to add up

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To the Editor: I have always had a problem with numbers, I joke that numbers traumatized me at an early…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

Letter writer should follow her own advice

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To the Editor: A recent area letter writer cautioned us to dig for truth and find facts before we go…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

League forums are non-partisan events

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To the Editor: Recently, the Macon County League of Women Voters started a membership campaign and in our invitation, we…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Davis supporters were not out of line

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To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor in another newspaper criticized Sen. Jim Davis’ supporters for wearing red…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Elect those who support capitalism, free markets

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To the Editor: Here are some questions that need to be addressed to the people who are leading our country…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:10

Intelligent voters need to use their brains

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To the Editor:  I have been out of town so I am late in responding to my neighbor, Joanna Swanson’s…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:21

Letter writers were simply off the mark

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To the Editor: A pair of letters in this (last) week’s Smoky Mountain News made me check the calendar to…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:09

Let’s restore common sense in November

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To the Editor: Last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, hundreds of people traveled to Jackson County to attend a rally which…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:09

We need laws to control loud, dangerous pets

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To the Editor: What an ignorant letter (“People, not dogs, are the problem,” Aug. 1, The Smoky Mountain News) written…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:08

It’s important to protect the golden goose

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To the Editor: As Western North Carolina strives to attract more businesses into this area, a major selling point is…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:07

Valid criticism better than false accusations

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To the Editor: I have been in such a state of shock over a letter published in your newspaper (“Obama…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:28

Democrats never met a tax they didn’t like

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To the Editor: Both political parties say with a straight face that the other party is to blame for the…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:27

GOP is party of those who want to work

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To the Editor: In answer to the statement made two weeks ago by Lisa Weeks as to why working people…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:25

Debt burden will crush main street if unsolved

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In his 1961 inaugural address, John F. Kennedy famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you —…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:48

Obama wants to limit free speech rights

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To the Editor: Albert Einstein, who was a genius both in mathematics and in understanding human motivation, said the following:…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:46

Forest Service should not tear up hillside

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To the Editor: I live at the head of Tilley Creek, where my family has been since the early 1800s,…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:46

People, not dogs, are the problem

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To the Editor: Having read about the dispute of the barking dogs and a push for a county-wide ordinance, I…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:45

Affordable Health Care Act is good legislation

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To the Editor: Republicans in Raleigh and Washington who want to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act — and those…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:32

Why Obama is not the rich man’s candidate

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To the Editor: It’s hard to understand why working people would ever vote Republican. The Republican Party is the party…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:31

Jones does not support barking dog ordinance

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To the Editor: In a recent interview with David Joy in the Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle regarding a county wide barking…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:30

Speak up about Citizens United

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To the Editor: Your readers may be interested to know the result of petitions signed this year by hundreds of…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:29

Billions to buy votes without disclosure is bad policy

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To the Editor: There’s a “For Sale” sign in front of your home, but you didn’t put it there. What’s…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:23

Wealthy are gaining too much political power

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To the Editor: OccupyWNC, an affiliate of MovetoAmend.com, along with groups all across the United States, has worked diligently to…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:23

Obama was in over his head from day one

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To the Editor: Election time is approaching and we are facing a promise gap. In 2008 when vice presidential candidate…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:22

Looking forward to our own Hunger Games

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To the Editor: Have you heard the latest about our local sportsmen? Well, it’s been reported that three elk were…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:36

Loving guns and badges in Maggie Valley

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To the Editor: Maggie Valley must love the guns, badges and handcuffs. In fact, with Maggie Valley being only about…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:36

The party of tax-and-spend, really?

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To the Editor: It’s election trash talking time again, and one of the things that will come up will be…