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Never in a million years would one have thought that America, in 2017 would be toying with authoritarianism as a means of saving an inept president who does not care about America or its people. … more
Most of us learned in school that agriculture is the backbone of America. Many of us know that the farm is a wondrous place, and farm families, through their intelligence and hard work, sustain … more
Dear Readers, These days we hear about turmoil and violence in our beloved America. Our hearts ache with news about things we cannot understand and about things that seem to erode the landscape of … more
Finally, President Trump asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose low-level sanctions on some of the Russian entities that are known to have interfered in our election. Based on the reported … more
This year marks the beginning of a much-anticipated celebration of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. The Supreme Court will turn 200 next year, and we are pleased to commemorate this … more
Amidst all the speculation about the scope and direction of Robert Mueller’s deepening Trump-Russia probe — triggered anew by the indictment of Paul Manafort — one thing is certain: No matter … more
RALEIGH — When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact … more
RALEIGH — Last week was Sunshine Week, the annual event where news organizations promote government transparency and analyze how well our public records and open meetings laws are working. This … more
Today’s column is about the second comical confluence of dates this year which happens to fall on tomorrow’s date. Easter Sunday is on April 1 — April Fools’ Day. And like earlier this year … more
Can a new book about North Carolina’s famous Siamese twins help explain today’s persistent, even growing, support for President Donald Trump? Notwithstanding the disarray in the White House, … more
And so, it begins. Robert Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel is rolling out indictments connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Odds are, indictments for Democrats won’t … more
I am running out of patience. It has been suggested that, as you get older, you develop more patience as you understand better what things should stress you and what things you should just shrug … more
If I were a betting man, and sometimes I am, I would bet that most of you know someone with one of these. Sometimes it’s big. Sometimes it’s little. Sometimes it rears its head at the worst … more
This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death. And, even when we acknowledge what is happening, we blame the wrong … more
RALEIGH — It was bound to happen here, how could it not? State legislatures across the nation have been rocked by sexual harassment scandals. The allegations against Rep. Duane Hall, D-Wake, had … more
RALEIGH — In the 1969 parody “Support Your Local Sheriff!” James Garner plays a skilled but somewhat-disreputable gunslinger who stumbles his way into the job of sheriff in a Colorado frontier … more
For 22 years, beginning in 1986 and ending in 2008, I taught in the California public school system. My subject was English as a second language, and my students were adults. The first class … more
WINSTEAD’S RESERVOIR On July 26, 1957, George Redmond and Mary E. Winstead, Benjamin Paschal and Pattie W. Winstead, Mrs. Margaret W. Barnes, Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth W. Moore and Mrs. Theresa … more
George Orwell, mastermind behind “1984,” would have enjoyed the moment. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was engaged in a verbal exchange with a Department of Justice attorney about whether obtaining … more
RALEIGH — Supporters of lesser-known political parties were disappointed with North Carolina’s presidential election ballot in 2016. Did you want to vote for Nutrition Party candidate Rod … more
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