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The Trump administration is considering rescinding a Dear Colleague Letter, sent to public school administrators nationwide in 2014, which provided guidelines regarding school discipline policies … more
Seventeen years ago, I sat quietly at my desk in the eighth-grade wing of Dunn Middle School, diligently working on the science test scheduled this day. Suddenly, the distant sounds of televisions … more
In exceptional circumstances, do you use exceptional measures? That’s a question journalists and the academy are pondering following last Wednesday’s opinion piece penned by a White House … more
One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: … more
Ronald Reagan once remarked, “whenever we lower the tax rates, our entire nation is better off.” As it turns out, Dutch’s assessment remains true today. Nine months ago, Congress delivered … more
There are a lot of traditions in the South that continue for generations. Nothing makes southerners happier than carrying on something their parents did before them and their children will likely do … more
The sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is not going away any time soon. Both Catholics and non-Catholics alike are shocked and repulsed at what was revealed in the Pennsylvania grand jury … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy is in reasonably good shape. Over the past five years of available data, our state’s employers have added 480,000 net new jobs, with our job-creation rate … more
Question: What is more cringe-inducing than a celebrity funeral? Answer: Two back-to-back celebrity funerals. The ghoulish twin spectacles last week memorializing Aretha Franklin and John … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell administers the State Health Plan, the largest in our state. Folwell believes his office should know what various procedures cost his 700,000 present and retired state … more
“Will you be taking the kids?” my childless friend asked. “I will,” I gulped. A 22-hour flight with little ones didn’t sound ideal to me, either. “Ew. No offense, but this is … more
Six weeks ago I suffered a “closed fracture of the distal radius with a side of ulna,” a broken wrist for those of you keeping score at home. I am still sporting a colorful purple cast — scaled … more
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