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RALEIGH — I’d have structured it a bit differently and combined it with budget cuts. But even as is, the federal tax reform enacted by Congress and signed by President Trump will enhance economic … more
There’s a compelling opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education Review this week titled “The University Run Amok!” Adam Daniel and Chad Wellmon, both employed at the University of … more
RALEIGH — Well, never mind, then. According to the only large-scale, randomized controlled trial of a statewide preschool initiative — Tennessee’s pre-K program —intervening early to boost … more
In the final analysis, government is not the chief actor that gets the economy perking again after some kind of setback or the other, but our free enterprise system, entrepreneurs, American workers … more
If the Board of Governors meetings were broadcast they would become the top rated reality show on TV. There’s something for everyone — humor, pathos, conflict, and, occasionally, a nugget of … more
“I used to be interesting.” I got too used to saying that. It’s part of the reason we moved to the wild. The memory of who I was — camping under the stars, rappelling down cliff sides, … more
What should the Civil War Memorial in Fayetteville include? For me this is the $65 million question. Though I am not absolutely certain, I do know I believe that there are many in this community, … more
For all the complaining I do about the heat in the summer months in good ole North Carolina, I have to say, I am grateful every day for the opportunity to live and work in a city and a state that … more
When I read that the economy is growing strongly, it makes me happy. But in politics, good news is not enough. You have to decide who gets credit for it. President Ronald Reagan, no ordinary … more
Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was … more
It’s time once again for the old man to reminisce about the past and somehow or another make it some kind of philosophical bond to the present that will somehow magically stretch into the … more
To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage. In short, the crowdsourced recipe for … more
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