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RALEIGH — Back when I used to commission regular surveys of North Carolina voters, one of my favorite questions had to do with tax fairness. The wording varied over time, but here’s … more
You’re putting your life at risk, one “like” at a time. Facebook’s fairly recent slog into transparency reveals some rather nasty big-brother surveillance of its users. It’s always … more
Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon, but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was last week from Republican legislative leaders during the latest of the now monthly special sessions … more
The reason government can’t refuse to register controversial trademarks is the same reason you can believe us when we say The Wilson Times is nonpartisan. Writing for a unanimous Supreme Court, … more
So, when I told my wife that I would be submitting a weekly column for the Times, she gave me strict instructions that at no time was I to use her or anything remotely associated with her for the … more
Names making news — and generating opinions: MIKE PENCE. The Veep fooled no one Sunday. He calculatingly attended the Colts-49ers game in Indianapolis just long enough to stage a walkout as … more
RALEIGH — Imagine this hypothetical scenario: Someone wants to build a factory in your neighborhood, a change that would bring noise, pollution and heavy truck traffic. Your local government … more
The North Carolina State Conference of Branches of the NAACP held its 74th  annual convention in Raleigh.  As usual, the convention attended to its business matters which must be address … more
After every mass shooting, the left always invites us to join them in their insanity to participate in yet another circular argument about gun control. It’s not because they care. If they … more
Is this the last time we can celebrate Columbus Day? A wave of cities have decided to remove the holiday from the calendar and replace it with “Indigenous Peoples’ … more
When I first started covering politics, there were three registered Democrats for every one registered Republican in North Carolina. The chairman of my county Republican Party jokingly said they … more
From Middlebury to Berkeley, Chapel Hill to Minnesota, battles over free speech are raging on America’s college campuses. Student protests and recent incidents involving violence and loss of … more
Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses … more
What happened in Las Vegas is not, in the strictest sense, a Second Amendment issue. It is symptomatic of something deeper. There is little doubt that if more restrictive laws were in place to … more
Last week, this column highlighted some simple pleasures that should have brought a smile to people’s faces. The column did just that. For 800 words and however long it takes the average reader to … more
Martin Luther’s influence has been felt for 500 years. His words and actions led to an effort to re-form what the church of his time was about. The effort to fix the Church ended up causing the … more
When most adults think about teachers and their responsibilities, they think about their own school days and what teachers had to do then. Today’s schools have made the transition to … more
Opinions on the recent rash of football players taking a knee during the national anthem are like knobby elbows: everybody’s got at least one. Donald Trump is against it and says any son of a … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who often determine electoral outcomes … more
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
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