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Let me begin this week with a few shout-outs before I head down the road I’m about to travel. First of all, thanks to Tom, Lisa, Laura, Jan and Shawn for carrying the mail while I was off on a … more
I have to admit, getting into the swing of working for a living after coming off a mini vacation was much harder than I imagined. I thought vacations were supposed to refresh and revive a person, but … more
The news about the president is shocking. Behavior that would get most people fired has taken place, and something must be done. Are we, as a nation, not up in arms when a president: Is repeatedly … more
At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok. Republicans are livid at the federal fishing … more
In the wake of a disturbing, illegal and controversial act last week involving a Confederate statute on the campus of the University of North Carolina, I thought it might be a good time to take a … more
RALEIGH — In the aftermath of a scathing report from State Auditor Beth Wood about mismanagement in North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) warehouse, some state lawmakers are renewing … more
North Carolina is about to undertake the greatest revolution in health care since the 1965 advent of Medicaid and Medicare. And yes, that includes Obamacare. North Carolina will soon become the … more
All over our country, many Americans continue to struggle to pay for health insurance coverage. Premiums for Americans who buy their own insurance, rather than receiving it from an employer, have … more
My “Will” is like a less interesting Mary Poppins. The wind blows her in when I need her, but not when it would just be kinda cool to have her around. I know she’d never miss a visitation when … more
Never let it be said I let a little thing like a vacation stop me from writing a weekly column. That’s right folks, as you read these words of malingering wisdom, I am somewhere in the Caribbean … more
When Laura and Lisa asked if I’d like to reprise an editorial column, I willingly said yes. Fast forwarding through two girls’ weekends at the beach — I still kept wrestling with content for … more
With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump’s presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one’s being a good man guarantee … more
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