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There is no writer worth his salt who has not had the experience I do this week, staring at a blank screen or, in the old days a blank piece of paper. In lieu of some ingenious attempt to analyze … more
RALEIGH — As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the … more
Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it … more
“Why was Poseidon trying to kill us?” asked my 4-year-old. “It was Zeus,” said my 7-year-old. “But we’re on the water,” said my 4-year-old. “But Zeus has the lightning … more
As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen — albeit under serious restrictions necessitated by social distancing — for the 2020-2021 academic year. But the … more
There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite … more
The Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress has just produced an important new study titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.” The report exhaustively presents data showing the … more
I think it’s fair to say 2020 has been a year to forget for most of us. Between the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the political insanity that accompanies an American election year, I have summoned Calgon … more
Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it … more
RALEIGH — As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission races in North Carolina. But I am. … more
If nothing else, you can call this year one of the most bizarre on record. Whether you’re talking about the weather, the political climate, the use of social media or the health of millions of … more
How much did they pay researchers who found more than one woman in four battles insomnia compared to less than one in five men? Heck, we ladies could’ve saved the researchers a heap of money, time … more
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