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Activists can’t be jailed for telling jurors they’re free to acquit defendants who break unjust laws, a federal court recently confirmed. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote struck down a … more
As we work around upgrading our family home behind Fleming Stadium for our historic Wilson Tobs, for this last year, it’s amazing how many older workers showed up.  Experience counts … more
The other night after dinner, my wife pointed to a small stack of mail on my desk. She had noticed it getting a little taller and eventually it caught her attention. She picked it up and dropped it … more
RALEIGH — The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather … more
Forty years in politics made me an expert on debates, whether I wanted to be or not. I did endless hours of debate prep. I negotiated debate rules with broadcasters and opponents’ … more
Is Joe Biden too Catholic? Or not enough? Has Donald Trump corrupted the leaders of conservative religious groups? Religion is everywhere, even in four important books featured during the next … more
Sure as autumn leaves turn color and fall is the inevitable political debate season now upon us. If you are old enough to remember the Kennedy-Nixon debates, you will recall the time when there was … more
When I speak to groups — virtually for the last six months — I perceive two concerns. One is fear about the virus, especially how long it will last and whether a vaccine will be … more
I don’t like to be ignored. The only thing worse than being ignored completely is being patronized before ultimately being ignored in action. Yet, it happens in almost every area of my … more
I contacted a friend — and former Wilson resident — now living in Oregon last week to ask how he’s faring amid the wildfires near his Oregon home.  Wildfires are burning in … more
One of the most beautiful things in life is to wake up on the right side of the bed! Waking up on the right side of the bed denotes awakening with your mind in a good place. This a place where the … more
Baker A. Mitchell Jr.’s recent guest column on WilsonTimes.com speared into the political pantomime of the wonderful and wounded world of K-12 public education compared to charter schools … more
I am no longer surprised at the depths to which some people will sink in these fraught and tortured moments. A friend recently posted something on her Facebook page honoring the life and tragic … more
RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, … more
This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks … more
What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in … more
Viewers tune them out; voters hate them; and researchers call them ineffective. But attack ads continue chewing up airtime as the slow march to Election Day becomes a six-week sprint. Campaigns … more
Once again, America has found itself at crunch time. We are a stone’s throw from another presidential election.  I never realized it before, but the campaign for president is a pretty … more
Did you know WCC students now have access to free counseling -- personal, legal, and financial? Now more than ever, support and resources are essential for navigating these stressful and uncertain … more
The collegiate and professional football leagues started their delayed seasons last weekend, and, if it means anything, I was glad to see the new seasons begin. But the Saturday and Sunday games were … more
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