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Every time NFL players take a knee during the national anthem, they pierce the hearts of patriotic Americans and military families, including mine. I absolutely love football and my Dallas … more
Last week, I asserted there are far too many in our nation today who are unwilling or unable to live in the present without harboring and continually exploiting some terribly troubling, even … more
RALEIGH — The legislature is coming back to town Oct. 4, and as usual, sticking it to Gov. Roy Cooper is at the top of the agenda. Overriding the governor’s vetoes is one of the main reasons … more
On one level, the horror perpetrated Sunday night by lone wolf gunman Stephen Paddock, who indiscriminately sprayed gunfire across a country music festival in Las Vegas, defies belief. Before he … more
RALEIGH — John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a historical figure and applying his ideas to modern … more
Here’s an alarming new threat to the public’s right to know: More and more government agencies around the country are suing private citizens who request access to public information, in order to … more
Sometimes it's appropriate to speak ill of the dead. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday, aged 91. But his work of mainstreaming porn will likely live on - and continue to hurt men and … more
Nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will march into court today, black-robed and ready to begin the process of finding answers for many bitterly contested legal issues. This is the … more
There has been a lot of negativity in the press lately. Whether it’s hurricanes or North Korea or the behavior of professional football players, there really hasn’t been much to smile about. … more
Everyone needs a little escape from routine and from everyone else’s expectations. Finding positive and harmless ways to get away from it all is challenging for some and easy for others. Adults … more
Well, here we are less than a month until the anniversary proper of 500 years since Martin Luther came on the world scene and took actions that led to the Protestant Reformation. The next few … more
RALEIGH — While legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years to match population changes — so everyone’s vote counts equally — North Carolina’s judicial districts … more
“Boy, the way Glenn Miller played Songs that made the hit parade Guys like us, we had it made Those were the days! “And you knew who you were then Girls were girls, and men were … more
“Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech…or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” These are the words of … more
Can you name the three branches of government? What are the three rights guaranteed by the First Amendment? Can you name the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court? Sadly, almost … more
My wife and I have this friend who is quite beautiful. No, really. She’s one of those women that people see and say out loud, “You know, she’s really pretty” and they mean it. One guy, … more
Six months ago, on March 11, I wrote the column that was to be the basis for all my ruminations on Martin Luther, his theological insights and the historical ramifications of his words and actions … more
The country store in the past was an important institution. It was a place to shop, socialize and discuss politics, and it was a place where you never had to introduce yourself. A few … more
RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the … more
There are those who like to refer to America as a nation of immigrants. For the most part, that notion is true, with the exceptions of Native Americans and African-Americans. We know that America was strengthened by its growth and the number of … more
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