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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 (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). 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
Earlier this week, Candace Owens, a young black conservative, was shouted out of a restaurant by a white crowd screaming obscenities and racial epithets at her and her dining companion, Turning Point … more
What we are currently witnessing in state government feels like watching the movie “Groundhog Day.” Our legislature passes a bill, the governor vetoes it, lawmakers override the veto, then the … more
I struggled mightily last week to create a column worth its weight in ink. I toiled over sports subjects, trending topics and even partially wrote a column in which I was sharing all of my unpopular … more
RALEIGH — In North Carolina politics, Democrats dominate urban areas while Republicans win suburban and rural voters. Outcomes are determined largely by which counties have the highest turnout in a … more
“Twister” came out when I was in junior high. I loved that movie. It had action, suspense and heart, and it defined my wardrobe for the next 18 months or so. I became obsessed with Helen Hunt’s … more
Apple has become the first U.S. company in history to attain a trillion-dollar valuation. Here are a few thoughts about the relevance of this to our country today. The story of Apple is the story … more
As some of you know, last week, I wrote about the environmental impact of the plastic straw and the new citywide ban taking affect in San Francisco. I did my very best to defend the plastic straw and … more
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new heroine of the Democratic Party left, is a virtual cinch to win her election to the House from New York City this fall. So she’s already expanded her campaign … more
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