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Is it just one more small-town business that has closed its doors? Or is there more to it? For North Carolina barbecue lovers, last week’s closure of Wilber’s in Goldsboro was like the loss … more
This weekend marks the end of a sports era. Since I was around at the beginning, I want to join others in mourning the loss of over-the-air broadcasts of ACC sports. Most pundits incorrectly … more
RALEIGH — American states and localities are, on the whole, administered more responsibly than the federal government is. Their superiority has nothing to do with the qualities of individuals … more
“Yo, your face is changing colors. You upset?” “Yeah, dog, read my lips.” This is how I imagined conversations would unravel around the dinner table as I clutched $3 mood lipstick in my … more
George Harrison’s song of spring is a fitting start to my Sunshine Week salute to everyday heroes bringing light to local government. “Why do you want to know that?” is a question most … more
A few days ago, while pulling into the driveway after a trip to the grocery store with my wife and youngest daughter, Sarah, my wife made the comment, “I don’t know which one of you is going to … more
The Pew Research Center has produced a projected profile of what the American electorate will look like ethnically in the 2020 elections. The portrait shows a continued trend of America becoming … more
The father of the World Wide Web is right: It’s time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago this week, warned of … more
RALEIGH — In the twilight of his political career, Ronald Reagan made the media rounds to discuss his administration, legacy, and unfinished business. During several of these interviews, Reagan … more
After spending three decades in somewhat darkness, half-blind to everything parenthood, the picture is beginning to come into focus. My wife, Jimena, and I are expecting our first child this … more
Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria … more
Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton put to rest any rumors that she would run for president a third time. “I’m not running,” she announced. But she added that she intends to remain vocal and … more
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