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Trump's new world order bleak

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Our president exaggerates frequently, having made 4,229 false or misleading statements to date, reports The Washington Post. This statistic is immediately dismissed by millions of our citizens as “fake, fake, disgusting, news,” as the president recently said in Pennsylvania, where he again reinforced his earlier characterization of the press as “the enemy of the people,” urging his cheering audience to believe nothing that the media says or writes and suggesting that his administration alone can be believed. Accordingly, Mueller ‘s investigation is a “witch hunt” — because this administration tells us, repeatedly, it is: Facts are inconsequential.

Never before in this country has there been so concentrated, so vicious an attack on fact-based, objective reporting of the news; and it’s becoming more intense. We’ve seen this before in pre-WWII Italy and Germany where fascists recognized the necessity of defaming and gaining control of the media in order to sell their brands to their peoples. But freedom of the press is enshrined in our Constitution, a document of which this president is, apparently, ignorant or contemptuous.

President Trump repudiates the world-order that’s been put into place since the end of WWII, insisting that we’ve been duped by friends and foes alike into making political and financial arrangements that have unfairly exploited us. Trump disdains multilateral agreements of all types, wishing to replace such agreements with bilateral deals which he will personally renegotiate as only he (so he believes) can do. “NATO is obsolete,” NAFTA is the “worse trade deal ever,” the Paris Accord and the TPP are more of the same, etc. Our allies are a bunch of dead beats, and powerful autocrats have become our best buddies? Nonsense!

Make no mistake: Trump intends to remake the world-order. Do you wish to live in that world?

Robert J. Hursey Jr.

Greenville

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October 22, 2018

For the last 28 years, I have been privileged to serve in law enforcement. During that time, I have had many opportunities to work alongside Gary Weaver. Now, it is my honor to publically support Gary Weaver in his bid to become the next sheriff of Pitt County. Gary has dedicated his life to public…

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 2, Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S.-based journalist and democracy advocate, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He has not been seen since. It is not surprising that Saudi Arabia appears to be responsible for Khashoggi’s suspected murder. The kingdom has a long history of…

October 21, 2018

I was shocked into disbelief when I recently drove down Easy Street near the Pitt-Greenville Airport and saw numerous nails lying on the street. Kindly, I exited my vehicle and removed many of the nails. I then proceeded to drive around the remaining ones and headed toward Belvoir. This was not the…

October 20, 2018

I received two mailings from Dr. Greg Murphy and the Republican party that attacked Kris Rixon. Why should Kris Rixon be attacked to that degree? Shame on you! 

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October 20, 2018

I read with great disgust the recent Reflector interview with Dave Hart. There is no excuse for the current shape of the East Carolina University athletic department.

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October 19, 2018

Paula Dance is, without a doubt, the best candidate for sheriff of Pitt County. She has worked as a deputy sheriff for 26 years, climbing the ladder of success from sergeant to lieutenant to captain and to her present capacity as major in the Pitt County Sheriff's Office. From her vast experience…

October 19, 2018

I read with interest Monday’s editorial titled “Country needs more effective leaders like Haley.” As I read this highly laudatory editorial about outgoing United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and how she split from President Trump on several issues, I…

October 18, 2018

The recent hearings and vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court once again shed light on how divided this country is. The feeling among many is that we have an illegally elected government due to the influence of extremist Republican legislators and their record of…

October 18, 2018

As we prepare to go to the polls in coming days, we need to understand how we vote will determine who is making decisions on the issues that will impact our communities. We have to make sure that those deciders are people who respect communities of color and who will have our best interests in mind…

October 17, 2018

I would like to discuss the two candidates for N.C. House District 9. There are two entirely different candidates from which to choose.

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