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One of the many facts I have discovered recently surrounds the number of phones compared to the number of toilets there are in this world. Yes, according to a study conducted by the United Nations … more
My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of … more
The brilliance of our country’s founders is revealed in many things but especially the checks on power built into our system of government. The Constitution is grounded in the natural-law … more
This week marks 20 years that I have covered the news of Harnett County. That has provided a lot of opportunities to meet people. It is one of the benefits of the job. That is sometimes good and … more
I’ve been listening to the “back and forth” about the planned teacher rally Wednesday and there are good points being made by both sides. Sadly, teachers have learned from cohorts in other … more
As I write this, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced his candidacy in the race for the 2020 presidency. This announcement came after there were several rumors bouncing around the interwebs … more
RALEIGH — A few weeks ago, a Palestinian hip-hop artist named Tamer Nafir performed what he himself labeled an “anti-Semitic” rap during a conference held at the University of North Carolina at … more
“What’s that black bug on the wall?” my kid asked. “I dunno.” “Is it a wasp?” “Dunno.” “Cockroach?” “Dunno.” “Spider?” “Dunno.” “Aren’t … more
An audit recently released by state Auditor Beth Wood retold an unfortunate story for our state. For yet another year, our state’s Medicaid program lost more than $100 million in overpayments to … more
With all the attention the national debate between socialism and capitalism is getting, a new book has arrived on the scene that casts valuable perspective. The book is “Late Bloomers: The Power … more
Every year, without fail, April 22 appears on my calendar, and every year I tell myself it’s just another day and I will conquer it. For the most part I will conquer it, but because it’s the … more
George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be … more
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