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Born on a Nebraska prairie in 1923, Mellicent Mae Stalder grew up like most rural kids of her generation: Self-reliant, comfortable with hard work, not expecting the world to give her … more
If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in … more
Last weekend, Republican political adviser Sarah Isgur Flores tweeted, “A lot of quiet conversations among conservative thought leaders today about how to prepare for a ‘post Trump’ Republican … more
A search committee is at work to select the next president of the 16 campus UNC System. It is an important decision that deserves great discernment. Before going further, however we need to throw a … more
RALEIGH — In 2012, 92 percent of North Carolina workers commuted to their place of employment by automobile. By 2018, that share had dipped to 90 percent. But before mass-transit advocates get … more
I am American. I know where my grandparents were from, given that they either immigrated to America or were first-generation Americans. There is nothing exotic in my appearance to uncover, given that … more
Despite living in a small town that I have always considered to be one of the safest towns in America, my small hometown is not immune to violent crime and even people like my mother have started to … more
Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American public servant with characteristics all too rare today — integrity, intelligence, wisdom. Moynihan was a Democrat who would find a hard time being at home … more
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a new paper, “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.” Keep in mind that many of the grossly wrong environmentalist … more
Most Americans have heard the complicated accounts of former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger who was recently convicted of mistakenly gunning down her neighbor. Guyger had testified that she’d just … more
What I can say is that this is an endlessly interesting psychotic rampage of violence, passion and guilt. more
RALEIGH — What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues originate from the fact that people don’t answer this question in the same way. It’s hard to … more
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