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Excellence Is The Best Defense

Corporate bosses are increasingly judged not just on the financial performance of their organizations, but on the political correctness of their actions. They are expected to conform with a … more

Amtrak Owes Me Big Time

For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how … more

America Won’t Forget About Pastor Brunson

Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by … more

To Space, And Beyond?

Anyone who writes a column on a regular basis knows that coming up with an idea is often the most difficult part of the process. Once the idea is in place, the words seem to begin to start flowing. … more

That’s One Creepy Crime

Over the years in this column I’ve occasionally shared stories of dumb criminals. Usually the person in question contributed to his own capture by doing something like using the back of one of his … more

Monument Protests Marred By Illegality

RALEIGH — If critics of Confederate monuments truly want to accomplish their goal of removing such objects from the public square, I’m a good example of the kind of person they ought to be trying … more


Earlier this week, Candace Owens, a young black conservative, was shouted out of a restaurant by a white crowd screaming obscenities and racial epithets at her and her dining companion, Turning Point … more

Enlightened Age Of Connectivity

Some people choose to believe that our current place in time is vapid, bereft of social interaction and detracted by technology. Simply put, those people are wrong. Today’s society does not … more

Defending The First Amendment

If you tell a lie long enough and often enough people will eventually believe it. That certainly seems to be the theory behind trying to convince people that the press is filled with fake news and is … more

It’s Not All Charlotte And Raleigh

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about … more

We Are Not The Enemy

Cooke Communications N.C. today [Aug. 16] joins newspapers across the nation writing in response to President Donald Trump’s regular attacks against journalism and the press. Too many nights to … more

I Scream For School

My cousin makes himself an ice cream sundae every evening. It began as self-medicating. For the principal and father of three, the chopped nuts, whipped cream, hot fudge and maraschino cherry served … more
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