To the Editor: Mitt Romney continuously switches positions to appease his audience. I am citing only a few examples. In…
To the Editor: Campaign advertising is all around us. Much of it is in the form of attack ads meant…
To the Editor: A candidate forum was held in Sylva on Oct. 15, 2012. The forum was sponsored by the…
To the Editor: As I was engaged in a peace vigil in front of the Haywood County Courthouse recently, a…
To the Editor: First, I want to thank The Smoky Mountain News for co-sponsoring the political candidate forum held at…
To the editor: The world’s first political consultants were ancient Greeks known as Sophists who taught debating skills and boasted…
By Gordon Myers • Guest Columnist A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the…
To the Editor: The first presidential debate underscored one thing — what does Romney intend to do when campaign rhetoric…
To the Editor: Bottom line: our economy, our health and quality of life are all dependent on how we treat…
To the Editor: This will be the election of my lifetime. I was born before WWII. I have seen my…
To the Editor: After listening to Mitt Romney’s excuses over the last several months for what he has and is…
To the Editor: At the county and state government levels budgets are about choices, and those choices have moral implications,…
To the Editor: A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the Mountain Aire community…
To the Editor: So, here we had it. Live TV for all the world to see. In one corner was…
To the Editor: I am concerned about North Carolina’s unemployment rate of 9.7 percent and the country as a whole.…
To the Editor: We in the mountains are known to be suspicious of outsiders who want to tell us how…
To the Editor: The inflexibility of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) is alarming. The killing of a three-legged…
To the Editor: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to begin charging fees for backcountry camping and implement a…
To the Editor: One of the most important decisions we will have to make on Nov. 6 is who to…
To the Editor: It is really quite amazing that anybody would believe anything that emanates from the mouth of Federal…
To the Editor: During this election the main question seems to be economical. We are a debtor nation. We are…
To the Editor: Why are the American people so easily deceived? It seems as if they want to be deceived. …
To the Editor: The letter about women’s rights by Margery Abel in last week’s Smoky Mountain News says it very…
To the Editor: Kurt Vonnegut, a prophetic fiction writer of the 1960s, wrote an amusing, disturbing and satirical short story…
To the Editor: Much has been said this election year on the Republican “War on Women.” Some believe it exists…
Hardly a week goes by without hearing about another tragic shooting, in a movie theater, a grocery store, a Washington,…
To the Editor: This is really not an “either-or” situation. Maggie Valley should definitely support Ghost Town as an investment…
To the Editor: I have no problem with Ghost Town, and I wish them well in their efforts. But I…
To the Editor: I just don’t get it. Many Republicans think that Obama is a Kenyan socialist out to destroy the…
To the Editor: Webster’s dictionary defines the following terms as stated below: • Conservative: “of or relating to a philosophy of…
To the Editor: Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, is apparently living in a world in where up is down, less is…
To the Editor: From U.S. media coverage we get the impression that the Muslim world is burning with anti-Western anger over…
To The Editor: In Carol Adams’ reply to my column (“Proud to be an American … sort of,” SMN Sept.…
To the Editor: I noticed that last week some of Mitt Romney’s defenders tried to claim that the video from…
To the Editor: Throughout America’s history courageous women have struggled to achieve social and political freedom and equality. They have…
To the Editor: Carol Adams in her Letter to the Editor (SMN, Sept. 12) asserts that Obama’s record is “not…
To the Editor: Mr. McLeod, instead of being upset over a Confederate flag flying in the South, perhaps you should…
To the Editor: Mark Twain once said “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you read the…
To the Editor: According to David Whitmire’s recent letters sent to the media in WNC, two pending bills for 2013-14…
To the Editor: PetSmart, which is known for not carrying puppy mill dogs or cats, also holds on-site adoptions for…
To the Editor: The Macon County Democrat Headquarters got my attention with their sign. For those that haven’t seen it,…
By Kenn Jacobine • Guest Columnist According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, we are about to…
To the Editor: The 2012 campaign illustrates two oft-quoted maxims: that war is a continuation of politics by other means,…
To the Editor: As a full-time resident of Maggie Valley, I am shocked at the shenanigans taking place in our…
To the Editor: While I support the display of the Confederate flag or the Ten Commandments as a means of individual personal…
To the Editor:  You printed an interesting, however misguided, guest column in the Sept. 5 issue. John Beckman (“Proud to…
To the Editor: Some like to claim that ours is a Christian nation. But this was not the intent of…
To the Editor: Believing in the power of women’s votes, here are some facts that we are facing in November.…
To the Editor: I find nothing wrong with your article, “Confederates in the attic” (Aug. 29 edition, www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion) unlike certain…
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