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As we remember Martin Luther this year for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, there is probably no more widely reaching topic than the one that stands as today’s title: the Priesthood of all believers. Up until Good Friday, there … more
Marbles used to be a big-time, serious game. Way back when spring had broken and the weather became cooperative, children played marbles at school during recess where there was dirt, not grass and pavement. The teacher never seemed to organize … more
“There you go again.” Ronald Reagan uttered those words in a 1980 debate, possibly turning the tide of the election in the Gipper’s favor and changing history. North Carolina lawmakers would do well to remember that famous … more
RALEIGH — During a March 27 talk at North Carolina State University, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett told the assembled faculty, students and other members of the audience that many of his allies on the political Right were … more
RALEIGH — One of the joys of growing up in the 1970s was rotting your brain with Saturday morning cartoons while rotting your teeth with sugary cereal. But darned if they didn’t sneak in some mental nutrition amongst the G.I. Joe ads, … more
RALEIGH — If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited the powers of local governments are in our state. Before the dispute, many North Carolinians seem … more
There is a lot to be said about friends. When we were kids, we chose someone, mostly at random, to be our best friend. As we got older, we realized the concept of the best friend was pretty ridiculous as we had gathered a group of people we simply … more
While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that the United States and China are on the brink of war. Graham Allison grew up in Charlotte where he … more
DURHAM — During my recent week as a “practitioner in residence” at Duke University, speaking to a wide range of faculty and students, I felt more than welcome on a campus where my conservative viewpoint was far from the … more
RALEIGH — If you want to pick a fight at the General Assembly in no time flat, just say two little words: school calendar. Debates over a pair of recently vetted House bills that would send students back to their books by mid-August brought … more
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