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RALEIGH — Despite being vastly outspent by the campaign and supporters of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Some are suggesting that the outcome has transformed the practice of American politics in fundamental ways — … more
RALEIGH — I love beer, especially craft beer, and from the look of things about 5 p.m. most days, so do many other North Carolinians. But as I enjoy my IPAs, I’m concerned that the big beer companies will someday crush small … more
Lawsuits about voting rights inevitably involve the intersection of law and politics, and sometimes it can be hard to keep the two straight. A recent guest column in the Wilson Times (“AG Stein flunks the ethics test,” March 6) may … more
My wife and I received an invitation to a party, but I don’t think we will attend. We both like parties. What’s not to like about parties? There usually is free food and drink and sometimes there is entertainment. Most people hold … more
Five hundred years ago, the course of church history took a major shift initiated by a then-Roman Catholic priest, Martin Luther. The shift for the whole church was pushed by almost all the major forces of the time: economic, political, … more
I was interested and surprised with the guest columnist J. Christian Adams’ recent column, “AG Stein flunks the ethics test” on Tuesday. In that column, he implies that the current attorney general cannot decide whether to defend … more
RALEIGH — Reporters look for what is new, and that’s what the legislative press corps did that day years back when the budget was approved in just hours. It wasn’t news that legislative Democrats had just crammed another budget … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s pick to head North Carolina’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, former state Rep. Larry Hall, received unanimous approval last week from the Senate committee tasked to confirm him. Of … more
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has been accused of committing serious ethical misconduct in a brief filed before the United States Supreme Court. Lawyers for the General Assembly have asked the Supreme Court to recognize their … more
The other day, I made a cup of coffee, turned on the television and sat in my recliner. My recliner is well worn, with a wobbly left arm, but the good parts still work. I sat in my favorite chair, set the coffee on the table beside me and promptly … more
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