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Events taking place around the Western world have their roots in common trends and similar sentiments, but many people either don’t see it or don’t want to admit what it means. When voters in … more
Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. For most of us, it’s holiday gatherings, gifts, decorations and Christmas bliss. I’ve learned this year, for many individuals and groups in the … more
RALEIGH — Are you frustrated with our political dialogue at the moment? If your answer is no, you are in a distinct minority in North Carolina and beyond. For example, in an October poll … more
I have to say, at least up until now, I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas season. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t been to any Christmas parades. I haven’t been listening to Christmas music … more
RALEIGH — In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” … more
When I started as a ride share operator as a part-time job now nearly two years ago I came to a quick realization. I quickly began to understand that people, almost all complete strangers, are … more
According to an NPR story this week, The Satanic Temple of Chicago paid to have a statue installed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol. To accompany the traditional Christmas Nativity scene and … more
A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 … more
If there’s one thing for certain this time of year, there is going to be something to do. Whether it’s going to a parade or tree lighting, heading to the store for the gifts you have yet to buy … more
There are few people in the world more important than U.S presidents. This becomes more clear when they pass away and I am reminded of that again this week as a nation remembers the 41st person to … more
The New York Times recently ran an article titled “How China Walled off the Internet.” In it, author Raymond Zhong starts by quoting former President Bill Clinton, who once described China’s … more
RALEIGH — Whether your frame of reference is a country, a government, a business, or your own household, being better off in the long run requires patience and discipline in the short run. To have … more
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