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A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty … more
How many times have you found yourself at a loss for words. I mean really, what does that phrase really translate into in real life. Of course, there are times when we can’t find the appropriate … more
After three weeks of looking at politics and well-known people who left us too soon, it’s time to turn back to my real purpose of this column, to bring a smile to the face of readers, as well as my … more
Legendary Democratic strategist James Carville was interviewed by Vox’s Sean Illing last week after Carville’s doom-and-gloom jeremiad on MSNBC got a lot of people’s attention. In his … more
I, like most people, I imagine, have a love-hate relationship with the big bulk stores — you know, Costco, Sam’s Club, the stores so large that they usually sit on a street named after them, the … more
The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this … more
“A More or Less Perfect Union” is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting in February. The documentary is a … more
How many times have you heard yourself say, if “I only knew then what I know now” and then continue to pontificate on the situation in your mind? Myself, at least a bazillion, maybe more. It … more
And, just like that, folks, we’re midway through the month of February. What does this month mean to you? Does it incite you to purchase a Valentine for your loved one, score the best seats for a … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment.” But that certainly doesn’t mean all potential workers … more
Those who know me know I like politics. Some would say I am kind of a junkie, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to many that I offer my viewpoints on last week’s State of the Union message. I will … more
Anyone who has watched the English Parliament debate knows that — ceremonial forms of address notwithstanding — they can be a fairly raucous bunch, routinely shouting down opposing speakers, … more
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