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From Middlebury to Berkeley, Chapel Hill to Minnesota, battles over free speech are raging on America’s college campuses. Student protests and recent incidents involving violence and loss of … more
Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses … more
What happened in Las Vegas is not, in the strictest sense, a Second Amendment issue. It is symptomatic of something deeper. There is little doubt that if more restrictive laws were in place to … more
Last week, this column highlighted some simple pleasures that should have brought a smile to people’s faces. The column did just that. For 800 words and however long it takes the average reader to … more
Martin Luther’s influence has been felt for 500 years. His words and actions led to an effort to re-form what the church of his time was about. The effort to fix the Church ended up causing the … more
When most adults think about teachers and their responsibilities, they think about their own school days and what teachers had to do then. Today’s schools have made the transition to … more
Opinions on the recent rash of football players taking a knee during the national anthem are like knobby elbows: everybody’s got at least one. Donald Trump is against it and says any son of a … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who often determine electoral outcomes … more
Every time NFL players take a knee during the national anthem, they pierce the hearts of patriotic Americans and military families, including mine. I absolutely love football and my Dallas … more
Last week, I asserted there are far too many in our nation today who are unwilling or unable to live in the present without harboring and continually exploiting some terribly troubling, even … more
RALEIGH — The legislature is coming back to town Oct. 4, and as usual, sticking it to Gov. Roy Cooper is at the top of the agenda. Overriding the governor’s vetoes is one of the main reasons … more
On one level, the horror perpetrated Sunday night by lone wolf gunman Stephen Paddock, who indiscriminately sprayed gunfire across a country music festival in Las Vegas, defies belief. Before he … more
RALEIGH — John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a historical figure and applying his ideas to modern … more
Here’s an alarming new threat to the public’s right to know: More and more government agencies around the country are suing private citizens who request access to public information, in order to … more
Sometimes it's appropriate to speak ill of the dead. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday, aged 91. But his work of mainstreaming porn will likely live on - and continue to hurt men and … more
Nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will march into court today, black-robed and ready to begin the process of finding answers for many bitterly contested legal issues. This is the … more
There has been a lot of negativity in the press lately. Whether it’s hurricanes or North Korea or the behavior of professional football players, there really hasn’t been much to smile about. … more
Everyone needs a little escape from routine and from everyone else’s expectations. Finding positive and harmless ways to get away from it all is challenging for some and easy for others. Adults … more
Well, here we are less than a month until the anniversary proper of 500 years since Martin Luther came on the world scene and took actions that led to the Protestant Reformation. The next few … more
RALEIGH — While legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years to match population changes — so everyone’s vote counts equally — North Carolina’s judicial districts … more
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