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Arizona Republican Jeff Flake proudly stood before America this week and crowed, “Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our … more
When I was 6 years old I walked (yes, walked) to and from school, past the house of the biggest bully in the neighborhood. What began as taunting and teasing evolved into his pushing and punching me … more
If your goal was to design a system that guaranteed high prices, encouraged waste and discouraged price shopping, there is no need to start from scratch. Just adopt the U.S. health insurance market … more
There was an article online not terribly long ago that went to great lengths to explain which styles of clothing were appropriate for certain age groups. A lot of them were pretty simple and not … more
Well, here we are just one day away from Reformation Sunday 2017 and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. While Tuesday is the actual date on which Martin Luther nailed the 95 … more
Occasionally, we hear, see or read something that causes us to pause and think more deeply about an idea or an issue than we had previously. So it is when we read a short poem by America’s poet and … more
Three years ago this month, returning to my hotel room in Flagstaff, Arizona, I wrote: “At least once in a lifetime every American should lay eyes on the Grand Canyon, whose brilliant colors and … more
RALEIGH — I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences. It’s clear to me that most North Carolinians dislike … more
This week, President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. … more
Do you want to know the best way to win a debate against a white supremacist? Just let him or her speak. The rest will take care of itself. Racists tend to discredit themselves rather quickly … more
How many women did Harvey Weinstein victimize? When did he start down the continuum leading from Hollywood’s shamefully tolerated “casting couch” overtures to increasingly flagrant sexual … more
When I decided to begin submitting a weekly column for the Times, I had a couple of primary goals in mind. The first was that while there may be times that I write about controversial issues, it is … more
“Now that everything has become politicized, it only makes sense that Halloween costumes should be politicized, too.” “Ah, yes, you speak of the spate of articles popping up that lecture us … more
Well, the Trump administration for this past week is just business as usual. However, transparency, reputations, integrity and truth are suffering and still sinking to a low ebb. There are … more
RALEIGH — In next year’s election, you might find yourself picking dozens of judges on an insanely long ballot. Or you might never vote in a multiple candidate judicial election ever … more
RALEIGH — During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat McCrory and other North Carolina Republicans for … more
If there were one theme that defined North Carolina’s legislature this decade, it would be that they are a body of reformers. Lawmakers have reformed elections, taxes, education, health care, … more
Americans from coast to coast can agree that our tax code is costly and confusing. That’s why I, like many other North Carolinians, have been long awaiting reforms to our tax code. Thankfully with … more
The folks running the General Assembly reached a new low last week in their efforts to dismantle our democracy —- and that is no small feat given their actions in the last few years. Senate … more
From Washington, D.C. to the NFL and Hollywood, America’s idols are tumbling down. This is not a bad thing. For too long, we have wasted precious time and money worshiping these so-called … more
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