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Last week, we ordered our groceries online and picked them up at the store. We wanted to try the service because it doesn’t cost anything extra to have someone collect our food and bring it out to … more
This is a modern day re-telling of the familiar Bible story of David and Goliath. In our version, David is played by State Treasurer Dale Folwell. The Philistine giant Goliath represents the large … more
RALEIGH — The political temptation to protect “domestic” industries from “foreign” competition is strong, persistent and understandable. But for the vast majority of North Carolina workers, … more
RALEIGH — Duke Energy can’t win. Well, perhaps I should clarify that. Duke is a gigantic company with lots of institutional and political heft. It wins plenty of battles. But when it comes to … more
I will admit it, I know very little about Twitter, and I never felt the need to have a Twitter account. I have never found it necessary to tweet about what is going on in my life every minute of the … more
Kamala Harris weighs in on guns on her campaign website with the headline “Taking executive action if Republicans continue to cower to the NRA.” Sure, the National Rifle Association, with a … more
RALEIGH — When conservatives argue for judicial restraint, most don’t mean that the judicial branch ought to be supine and subservient to lawmakers and executives. They favor judicial review to … more
There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today. From a policy … more
I see by my trusty OMG Facts Calendar on my desk there are inspectors for pizza made in Italy. Yes, the Italian government pays people to go to pizza restaurants and make sure all of the pizzas meet … more
You might say this column marks the end of an era in my life as it will be my last as a full-time employee of The Daily Record. It is my chance to say goodbye to a community that has meant so much to … more
My column last week was written in response to what has become the typical claim of the political class during election season: Increasing numbers of Americans are helpless victims whose problems can … more
In the wake of last weekend’s shootings, our nation has scrambled and shook. Two mass shootings in one weekend really makes people rethink things about awareness and surroundings. In response … more
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