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What is your vision for retirement? Sunny beaches, romantic travels or idyllic sunsets at your ivy covered home? Sadly, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions. Forbes says that 55 percent … more
“Hold on a second,” my aunt said to my cousin, who was mid-story. She turned to stare at me. Silence fell over our dinner table. Then my aunt started to giggle. “You have to be the loudest … more
Two American women of color. Two diametrically opposed views about America. This clash of worldviews helps us to understand that what is going on in our nation is not a legitimate impeachment … more
People ask me on a regular basis: Have you ever really voted for Elmer Fudd in a national election or is that just a spoof? Well, to be honest, on more than one occasion I have exercised my right to … more
The two-year, multimillion dollar, Robert Mueller investigation to help impeach President Donald Trump was a farce from the beginning, as much a threat to this country’s democratic principles as a … more
Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is a likeable and experienced politician. But he’s not made of Teflon. His administration has taken a number of heavy blows over the past month, and his aides have done … more
Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist and founder of The Race Card Project. Last week, Norris wrote a poignant opinion piece for The Washington Post in which she calls for Americans to know … more
RALEIGH — When it comes to North Carolina redistricting, the handwriting is on the wall. The old system for producing legislative and congressional districts is going away. But we still don’t … more
If asked to identify our biggest problem today in one word how would you answer? My word would be trust. Republicans don’t trust Democrats; Democrats don’t trust Republicans, and the public … more
“They jump?!” “That’s what he say,” the interpreter told me. “They jump.” The owner of Casa Lawrence, a kind man with an easy laugh and warm eyes that sparkle when he smiles, … more
The Washington Post obituary read, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” “(A)ustere religious scholar”? How about terrorist?! After … more
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