Congress takes a stand and honors Tarboro – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

Just to show we’re not afraid of controversy, the Telegram today would like to congratulate the town of Tarboro for marking its 250th anniversary.

That might not sound like a stretch, but believe it or not, a simple bill acknowledging the milestone raised some eyebrows in Congress this month.

The U.S. House has nothing against the town itself, so far as we know, but Republicans poised to take a majority of seats in January have called into question Congress’ age-old practice of honoring, recognizing, congratulating and applauding various towns, civic clubs, tasty vegetables and other nominees of distinction. (Read more)