Republican logic: If the government slashes assistance to the poor, they will climb out of poverty on their own. That's like telling someone to climb a ladder that has no rungs.

Last night, five men spent the night in sleeping bags at our downtown visitors center. Numbers increasing all the time.

So I was reading online articles and kept getting a far left, liberal PAC (political agitation) propaganda spreading, and then I realized it wasn't the PAC, it was the SN editorials and state coverage.

Here we go. Hotels, high rise apartments, malls, cars, no parking, metered parking, littered streets, limited public transportation, a kaleidoscope of lights, trees disappearing, Hello NY. Bye, bye Wilmington.

Well-paid teachers, well-educated citizens good. Gerrymandered conniving, corrupt politicians bad!

What's up, ILM? Room for only four cars at "cell phone lot" at airport? Oh, OK, two more cars parked off on grass. Didn't you just add a few more flights? What say, time for an upgrade!

NFL player suspended for post-surgery steroid prescribed by doctor. Proper treatment for you or me. Seems to me NFL rules violate patient right to proper medical treatment. Unconstitutional?

Love the SN Buzz. We, the readers, can pick and choose a topic for argument, and throw it out for debate. We love discourse. We learn from it.

North Carolina is the second-largest hog growing state and Smithfield's Chinese owners made billions last year. We have to drink the waste water!

"Getting rid" of guns isn't going to happen. You really should put your efforts elsewhere.

Noon Friday on Military Cutoff took 25 minutes to go from Market to Wrightsville Avenue. New developments adding 35,000+ trips per day? Irresponsible city planners and council!

Invented a new language, which I will sell to people hoping to conceal the truth from others. Will charge hundreds per hour to interpret. OK, admittedly, lawyers invented it first.

Be sure to read how your GOP legislators voted to allow chemical companies to continue to pollute our drinking water and make it harder to discover. Vote them out!

Always good to hear Wilmington musician Ben Privott's "Airwaves" when 98.3 The Penguin plays it.

Enough endless, repetitious, dumb TV commercials we're bombarded with 24/7. To further insult our intelligence, they throw in mix of pharmaceutical commercials pushing products with horrific side effects.

Separating very young children from their parents, except in cases of abuse, is cruel and unusual punishment. Any federal official who is complicit in this activity should be prosecuted.

Who was the genius in Washington who decided to mess with the pre-existing illness protection of the Affordable Care Act, right before the midterms? Another reason to vote in November.

For heaven’s sake, StarNews, fire the nincompoop who writes the repetitive photo captions and get someone who will write something different for different photos.

Are these advocacy groups nuts? Do these people not benefit from companies coming to N.C.? Do they not work for a living? I've had it with gay rights, etc.