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RALEIGH — State lawmakers had a rare moment of bipartisan unity recently. Everyone, it seemed, was outraged about a state-funded healthcare agency that was paying its CEO a $635,000 … more
According to a recent survey conducted by NBC News and GenForward, 71 percent of millennials believe America needs a third political party. That sentiment varies with race, sex and current party … more
There are moments when you just know that history is being made and the recent revelations of sexual misconduct and harassment indicate we are in such an historic time. Proof came when Time … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina is urbanizing. One of its urban areas, Charlotte, has an extensive transit system that includes rail lines. Another urban area, the Triangle, is currently embarking on a … more
I finally get why President Trump tweets. Even though I often disagree with what he tweets and how he tweets it, the president has no choice. Tweeting is how he controls, or steers, the media … more
Christmas trees are appearing in homes, yards, businesses, parks, churches and schools all around us as the season builds and excites children and adults. Tree styles are too numerous to count, … more
This is the time of year where my wife and I, being parents and grandparents, are going to be required to assemble things. Large or small, there will invariably be something that comes disassembled … more
Anyone who has seen my office, heard me preach for more than a few times or even read a bit of my thoughts could probably tell you that I have an interest in comic books, science fiction and all that … more
Some members of Congress are threatening to block government funding unless Congress provides amnesty to so-called Dreamers — the illegal aliens included in President Barack Obama’s Deferred … more
The United States of America has all the knowledge needed to adjust our country’s current environmental policies and lessen the effects of climate change. However, the Trump administration is … more
CNBC, the cable business news channel, predicts that North Carolina will be selected as the site for Amazon’s second headquarters. We are also told that it is between our state and Alabama in … more
Apparently, those of us who like Christmas music are in a minority. I, like some of you, have no doubt heard someone make a comment much like the Grinch’s, “Blast this Christmas music! It’s … more
What could we North Carolinians learn about ourselves when we sort out the results of the Dec. 12 Alabama special U.S. Senate election? Nothing, you say. We are not like Alabama. They are Deep … more
RALEIGH — Imagine if your bosses got fired, and for more than six months, no one replaced them. You’re not allowed to perform the tasks that your bosses do, so you’re stuck trying to keep … more
The choice confronting Alabama conservatives in the Dec.12 special Senate election is very difficult. But not so tough that our cultural arbiters aren’t eager to give conservatives and Christians … more
The months of November and December seem to be the do-or-die months for Republicans in Congress. The wealthy donors have served notice on them to weigh up and pay up or don’t expect any future … more
RALEIGH — When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact … more
As Congress struggles to enact legislation that will bring tax relief to the rich and obliterate health care for the not-so-rich, another battle is brewing beneath the Swamp; the never-ending … more
Gifts this time of year usually are for opening on Christmas Day. The son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Christopher, has instead allowed an early viewing of his gift to … more
America is in the middle of an agonizing reappraisal of sexual conduct. What constitutes sexual harassment or assault? Where is the line that separates acceptable, or merely rude, actions from … more
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