The Moral Majority

Here’s a Viewpoint article by Mary Hatch that appeared in the June 22, 2022, issue of the Mecklenburg Sun titled “Line in the sand”. In 1836, when the situation at the Alamo looked hopeless, Colonel William Travis took his sword and drew a line in...

Social Security Cuts

Here’s a Viewpoint article by Mary Hatch that appeared in the November 2, 2022, issue of the Mecklenburg Sun titled “Where are those guys?”. Whatever happened to the fiscally responsible Republican Party? There was a time in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s...

Tax Cuts for the Rich

Here’s a Viewpoint article by Mary Hatch that appeared in the February 22, 2023, issue of the Mecklenburg Sun titled “That time again”. It’s that time again. The Congress is now owned by the GOP and instead of the insurrection, their new form of...

Affordable Housing

Here’s a Viewpoint article by Mary Hatch that appeared in the October 4, 2023, issue of the Mecklenburg Sun titled “Churches lead on housing”. Counties across America are dragging their feet on allowing truly affordable housing by restrictive zoning...

Immigration

Here’s a Viewpoint article by Mary Hatch that appeared in the August 23, 2023, issue of the Mecklenburg Sun titled “A nation of immigrants”. My great grandmother, Margaret Maxwell, left County Mayo, Ireland at age 14 with her 16-year-old brother in...