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What We Could Learn From A Child

It is hard not to be inspired by an incident at a Major League Baseball game last week when a young child caught a foul ball at a game in Detroit. The young man deserves to be recognized for what was … more

A Business Lesson

As a career academic who teaches entrepreneurship, I am very familiar with the anti-business sentiment that pervades so much of higher education and the public discourse about policy in this country. … 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

Katiedid Vs.

Vice President Mike Pence announced plans for Space Force, a new military branch that presumably would be dedicated to saving us from the evils of those weird octopus dudes Will Smith killed in … more

Checks Are In The Mail

Admittedly, for quite a while now, I have been doing my level best to avoid the insanity of American politics and focus on enjoying life and the handful of freedoms I have left. While I have … more

Urban Violence

The Chicago Tribune reported a big drop in violence in Chicago this past weekend. Forty people were shot. This is down from the weekend before, when 74 were shot. The Tribune’s Steve Chapman … more

NC’s Public Pensions Healthier Than You May Think

Despite the recent hype about the state’s public unfunded liability, the sky is not falling.  North Carolina has the fifth largest public pension system in the United States, with more than … more

Enough’s Enough

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before … more

Really, Have You Never Heard Of Talking?

Has it finally come down to never speaking in person or face to face anymore? Are we now destined to posting our comments, writing responses and just simply being as anonymous as we possibly can or … more
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