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RALEIGH — Since the beginning of this year, there have been no net new jobs created in North Carolina. In fact, using the latest data from the monthly survey of employers, there were about 2,200 fewer filled jobs in North Carolina in May … more
Often, a discussion emerges as to the current and continued relevancy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Such a discussion usually occurs when the organization is pushing back on attempts to erode civil rights gains … more
Starting a business from nothing requires persistence, hard work and a lot of faith. But ask entrepreneurs and they will say it is definitely worth all the sweat and stress. Taking my business from an idea and building it into a reality has been one … more
RALEIGH — Even as the number of voters who identify themselves as unaffiliated rises at the expense of the Republican and (especially) Democratic shares of the electorate, partisan polarization remains a strong force in our politics. How … more
It has been interesting to me that there are a number of scholars taking this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation as the occasion to observe a pattern of reform within the Church as whole, stating that every 500 years the Church … more
“Repair, reuse, make do and don’t throw anything away” was a motto during the Great Depression. Times were hard, yet most people were able to survive by using ingenuity, creativity and available resources. They learned to use … more
Across America, there are hundreds of towns that don’t have the distinction of hosting a Major League Baseball team. These towns are big and small, tucked away in the far reaches of northern New England to the blazing sun of the desert … more
Anyone observing today’s political landscape cannot escape the conservative right and the liberal left. Both are loud and active advocates for their positions, but what is missing from current public policy debates are those in the moderate … more
RALEIGH — On April 19, 1995, the day domestic extremists blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, news reporters were watching TV updates in the legislative press room. What was already a glum day turned gloomier when I … more
RALEIGH — I am a teetotaler who believes that my fellow North Carolinians should be free to buy and consume the alcoholic beverages of their choice from the vendors of their choice. They don’t currently possess that freedom. Our state … more
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