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Jan. 7 may be just another day to cross off the calendar for most, but for me, it marks another anniversary. What transpired 30 years ago had a profound effect on my life. What started out as a … more
In 1976, Gerald Ford won 15 percent of the black vote. That’s the most of any recent Republican presidential candidate. In most elections, blacks give Democrats over 90 percent of their votes. … more
The longer I do this job, the more I realize its better to observe than it is to comment. When someone takes the time to observe a situation you can take full advantage of the lessons being … more
When you do this job you meet people, it comes with the territory. You meet all types, from society’s very worst, like those who hurt young children, to those who have made impacts in positive … more
RALEIGH — The promise of “Medicare for All” polls well. But if Democrats endorse the concept in large numbers, and make it or some similar proposal a centerpiece of the party’s brand going … more
Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under … more
Last week, I wrote about partnership, and how it has given my life a deeper meaning. Today, I aim to opine on that subject, the idea of a meaningful existence. Before I take aim at such a grand … more
I am starting off 2019 with my dream job. It is the unexpected-but-always-hoped-for whipped-cream-and-cherry-on-top gig, granted after 14 years of my paying my screenwriting dues. The workload is … more
I know we have almost two years before the next presidential election, and, believe me, I’m not trying to rush anything along. It seems like just yesterday I was avoiding television and radio to … more
Tennessee’s new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year’s March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. … more
Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple “yes” or “no” — we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to … more
If you’re now looking at your newspaper at a funny angle, wondering where I’ve been, allow me to prelude this column with a quick explanation. I had the privilege of writing for your hometown … more
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