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By all accounts the Thanksgiving holiday will be different this year, thanks to a family member none of us want, our Aunt Rona. We are being told by politicians and their health officials to … more
Merriam-Webster defines 20/20 as “having good vision,” but who could have seen this year coming? A global pandemic killed more than a million people and continues its onslaught. … more
RALEIGH — When the Associated Press and other news organizations asked North Carolina voters for their perspectives on the just-concluded 2020 elections, there was no shortage of … more
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, now is a good time to reflect on one of our most important liberties: Freedom of religion. While this freedom remains relatively strong here – … more
RALEIGH — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully. How big a hole would the … more
I love the Thanksgiving service when the congregation sings “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” and “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” Usually, the … more
I’m a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I’m not going to write that column, because it’s not what I … more
You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm … more
Like most of America, I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to stay on top of the election results. After two weeks of trying to sort out the claims of election fraud, claims of absolutely … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to put them fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
In a year when there is so much bad news it would be easy to lament the horrors of 2020 in this space. It would be easy to write about all of the bad things that have happened to us individually and … more
In this current era of no compulsory military service, Veterans Day takes on personal meaning to fewer and fewer Americans. When the country transitioned to a voluntary military in 1973, about 1% … more
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