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Readers of this column know I am the father of two daughters. They are both beautiful and smart and I love them equally. One is in her twenties and married with a son. One is 16 and has a boyfriend. I like my son-in-law and I like my younger … more
RALEIGH — The separation of powers principle shouldn’t be so vexing to state leaders. It was, after all, clearly explained in middle school civics class. The legislature writes the laws. The executive implements the laws. The … more
RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is in any way comparable to the level of democracy in Cuba, then you are either 1) an ignoramus, 2) an … more
My wife and I don’t watch award shows. We figure since we aren’t getting any awards and no one we know is getting any awards, what’s the use in watching? It used to be, on these shows, someone got an award for something … more
We have just witnessed one of the most divisive election campaigns in history, one that saw partisans on all sides spinning narratives to best benefit their candidates and positions. It is both amusing and somewhat amazing how two people, viewing … more
Can lessons learned in a successful effort to provide compensation for victims of state-sponsored sterilization help solve the problem HB2 (the bathroom bill) is causing North Carolina? In his recent book, “Rage to Redemption in the … more
RALEIGH — History is full of good ideas launched with not very good blueprints. Take the airplane. Many early plane designs ended in disaster before aviation tinkerers figured out flight. Go to YouTube and watch. My favorite three are … more
RALEIGH — Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separation of powers, weakening the rule of law, subverting the will of the voters and hurrying new … more
Did you ever feel so let down after an election? Many North Carolina Democrats have been asking each other this question every day since they learned the results of the latest presidential race. Some old-timers remember other times when they … more
Charles L. Coon High School stands tall in the memory of many citizens around Wilson. The name for the school was Wilson High School until it was renamed in honor of Mr. Charles L. Coon, superintendent of Schools in Wilson County from … more
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