Author: Lowell Simon

Corona Confusion

The new reality that results from the novel corona virus pandemic will be fundamentally different. This crisis may prove to have as much long-term impact as the 2008 “great recession” or even 9/11. U.S. health officials are facing a situation made worse by massive American failures to act on warnings as the virus spread. By…

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The North Carolina General Assembly has been playing a game of “Chicken” with Governor Cooper for the past month and a half. They are playing with house money and the biggest losers have been NC taxpayers. For a political party that presents itself as fiscally conservative and a protector of taxpayer money they have proven…

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The Truth About the Aberdeen School Site

I completely agree with The Pilot that the particular “forces of disinformation” they referenced on June 12 are “despicable” and that those despicable forces are shallow, transparent liars. However, I want to correct the record about the Aberdeen school site. I believe the current Board of Education is the best caliber board we’ve had in…

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New Aberdeen School Environmental Assessment

For a full analysis see the link at the bottom of this post. I spent much of today – I know I need a life… researching the environmental issues surrounding the new Aberdeen school location and its proximity to the Superfund Site known as the “Aberdeen Pesticide Dump Site.” Unfortunately, there are some legitimate concerns….

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NC Gerrymandering V.5

On Tuesday, the state’s top legislators said The U.S. Supreme Court should rule against a lower court that just found North Carolina’s Congressional districts to be illegally gerrymandered. “In yesterday’s decision, the three-judge panel forecasted voiding the results of primaries and canceling the November election for Congress,” their statement said. The judges did not say…

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