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The North Carolina state budget, which was passed with bipartisan support, provides crucial investments in our region and across our great state. Yet, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed it simply because it does … more
When one listens carefully to policy debates these days, it is somewhat shocking how often death is introduced as a solution for human problems. Abortion comes to mind immediately. Actor and … more
In late June, I attended a three-hour training course at Fayetteville State University, my employer. The course was titled “Respectful Workplace Training” and it was presented by the Equal … more
If you come to the end of the year and you’ve got surplus money in the bank what do you do? This seldom happens in most homes, but would you spend it? Save it? Or, with a government, would you … more
RALEIGH — In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state — which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our … more
We are buffet people — at least my dad’s side of the family. Having grown up with little money and seemingly never quite enough to eat, my dad considers buffets the only kind of dining experience … more
I have to say it’s been a pretty slow news week in America when our national media spends time obsessing over President Trump’s stated interest in the purchase of the island of Greenland. For … more
It perplexes me why anyone would question the perfectly logical move by Israel to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar entry to the country. Who invites guests whose motive is to destroy their … more
For many parents, August is a month of both pride and tears. Pride because their teenager is taking that big educational step and tears because for many it’s the beginning of an empty nest. Yet, … more
There’s a phrase which is pretty much generic to all jobs — “Taking one for the team” ­­— which can mean a plethora of things depending on what profession it’s related to and … more
Henry David Thoreau once said, “Humility — like the darkness — reveals the heavenly lights.” That may have been exhibited by the Fort Fisher hermit, Robert Harrill. Since my last … more
If the news is any indication, Democrats and the progressive left generally have virtually nothing left in their political arsenal except for claims that their opponents are “racists” and … more
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