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Some people choose to believe that our current place in time is vapid, bereft of social interaction and detracted by technology. Simply put, those people are wrong. Today’s society does not … more
If you tell a lie long enough and often enough people will eventually believe it. That certainly seems to be the theory behind trying to convince people that the press is filled with fake news and is … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about … more
Cooke Communications N.C. today [Aug. 16] joins newspapers across the nation writing in response to President Donald Trump’s regular attacks against journalism and the press. Too many nights to … more
Vice President Mike Pence announced plans for Space Force, a new military branch that presumably would be dedicated to saving us from the evils of those weird octopus dudes Will Smith killed in … more
Admittedly, for quite a while now, I have been doing my level best to avoid the insanity of American politics and focus on enjoying life and the handful of freedoms I have left. While I have … more
The Chicago Tribune reported a big drop in violence in Chicago this past weekend. Forty people were shot. This is down from the weekend before, when 74 were shot. The Tribune’s Steve Chapman … more
Despite the recent hype about the state’s public unfunded liability, the sky is not falling.  North Carolina has the fifth largest public pension system in the United States, with more than … more
During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported ( Before … more
Has it finally come down to never speaking in person or face to face anymore? Are we now destined to posting our comments, writing responses and just simply being as anonymous as we possibly can or … more
Anyone who writes a column on a regular basis knows that coming up with an idea is often the most difficult part of the process. Once the idea is in place, the words seem to begin to start flowing. … more
RALEIGH — If critics of Confederate monuments truly want to accomplish their goal of removing such objects from the public square, I’m a good example of the kind of person they ought to be trying … more
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