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In a free democratic republic, public policy should be a matter of persuasion. That is, those running for elected office are supposed to propose the policies that they espouse and convince the voting … more
I renewed an old relationship this week. No, I’m not one of the thousands of men my age going through a midlife crisis who found a long lost relationship via social media. I once again enjoyed a … more
RALEIGH — If you agree with me about limiting the size and power of government, here’s a little time-saver the next time you get into a political debate. Just tell your opponent, “Mind your own … more
As a young boy I remember hearing the stories about that first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrims and Indians feasted together. The romanticized fable pictures everyone around long tables sharing food … more
Freedom of the press – that’s what CNN’s Jim Acosta is all about, right? Wrong. What he’s about is lecturing the president, then trying to debate him, refusing to abide by common rules of a … more
There was, of course, the issue of the ALF underwear. The panties featuring the likeness of everyone’s favorite furry Melmac native appeared in my daughter’s drawer after my mom’s most … more
We’re heading into holiday season, which means lots of shopping for many of us. I enjoy buying gifts from local stores, but increasingly people shop online. Shopping online can be convenient but it … more
Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks. Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much … more
No doubt in recent weeks we have had our share of noteworthy news stories in America with the bulk of the media attention focused on the mid-term elections, and allegations of voter suppression and … more
For those who aren’t familiar with what goes on when you enlist in the United States military, one of the first things you do is take an oath you will support and defend your country. Fellow … more
What does a nursery rhyme have in common with Thanksgiving? When you read this, you may say, a whole lot. Sarah Josepha Buell Hale — the first female editor in America — is credited for having … more
According to a recent report in The New York Times, Health and Human Services Department officials have been circulating a proposal to define sex. Their memo says, “Sex means a person’s status as … more
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