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Congress last overhauled the federal tax code in the 1980s — more than 30 years ago — and it shows. A lot has changed in the last three decades; our tax code has not. This has led to stagnant wages and sluggish economic growth. When … more
“Imagine” is one of the most powerful words in the English language and certainly one of the most recognized songs by John Lennon. Just the mention starts us singing along, “you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the … more
Linda McMahon, an eastern North Carolina native who rose to become a professional wrestling magnate, became the first Tar Heel to officially join the Trump administration this week. She was easily confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the … more
I am positive my wife thinks I am the most forgetful man on the planet. I’m not, really. Sure, I forget little things once in a great while. I once got into the car without my dentures in and caught myself, so I went back into the house and … more
RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigate recent policy disputes involving the UNC system. If the accreditors conclude that … more
It’s the kind of thing you should expect when you elect a proven-corrupt, incompetent governor, such as North Carolina’s bumbling mess, Roy Cooper. Cooper took office after a skin-tight, dubious victory over Gov. Pat McCrory and … more
Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the … more
Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day today? Here is some help for him with thoughts from a column I wrote earlier. When I was growing up, Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday … more
I am so fortunate to live in a community that genuinely cares and helps each other. In recent weeks I have been both humbled and honored by two recognitions bestowed on me. Thank you to those involved in selecting me with the Chamber of Commerce … more
The sky belongs to all of us, and the children in my neighborhood knew it when we were growing up. We paid a lot of attention to the sky, sometimes by lying on the ground, gazing upward, talking, dreaming and imagining what all was really up … more
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