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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

The Partisan Divide

During this entire week, while my sister takes a well-deserved vacation, I will have the responsibility of taking care of my mother. Don’t get me wrong, despite having her share of health problems … more

Boston University’s Fake-O-Nomics Darling

It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid. The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a … more

Jordan, Kavanaugh

First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took … more

Our Rules Of The Game: U.S. Constitution

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into … more

All Of This Is So Darn Confusing, Just Leave Well Enough Alone

For just a few moments I would like to make some comments about the overreaction to the nominee President Trump made recently to replace an outgoing member of the Supreme Court. All of this … more

Music More Important Than We Realize

I have recently come to the realization that music is a lot more important in our lives than we might realize. I say this not because I have a great knowledge of music in any way or the ability to … more

SCOTUS Panic

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has predictably produced apoplexy on the left. Their certainty — and … more

Case For Incentives Strikes Out

RALEIGH — North Carolina politicians and policy analysts have been arguing for decades about targeted economic incentives. I have my own view on the subject, which I’ll share later in this … more

North Carolina

RALEIGH — If I told you that North Carolina had one of America’s top-ranked systems of public education, there are at least three ways you could respond. You could question what I mean by … more

Following The Stars: Youth Tournaments Illuminate Purity Of Sport

Since June 22, our young area athletes have been engaged in baseball and softball tournaments around the state. From Raeford to Pembroke, Laurinburg to Lumberton and Hope Mills to Kenansville, … more

Killing Snakes

Ever since that episode in Eden’s garden, the one where humans were enticed into eating the forbidden fruit, serpents have been considered the lowest of creatures. Most loathe the slithering … more
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