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It Was A Great Bond For One Moment

Time for a history lesson and some personal perspective on what I consider to be one of the greatest achievements of my lifetime. It was July 1969 and the country was in an anticipatory mood as … more


The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, … more

Wheel Of Politics Always Turns

RALEIGH — In politics, the karma may not be instant — but it will get you, sooner or later. Want examples? Just check out the political headlines of the past few weeks. Anthony Kennedy, the … more

Jahi’s Life Mattered

Amid all the raging political headlines and hyperventilating tweets of the Summer of Resistance, a searing ember of news stopped me in my tracks last week. Jahi McMath has passed away. I never … more

My History Is Now Being Documented

Barring an unseen bump in the road, I will reach a milestone birthday next year, crossing the half century mark, and the thought has made me realize parts of my life are now significant history. This … more

First Amendment

The New York Times, borrowing Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s language from her dissent in a recent Janus v. AFSCME case, purported in a June 30 article to explain “how conservatives (have) … more

Restoring Civic Pride

Even when July Fourth falls in the middle of a week you can count on fireworks displays, flags hanging, neighbors gathering for cookouts, watermelons being sliced and just maybe you might find … more

Sales Tax

RALEIGH — After decades of debate and litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court has settled a contentious matter: governments will now be authorized to tax the online purchases of their residents even if … more

This Land Was Made For You And Me

Ah… Independence Day; a day designed to emancipate ourselves from those things taxing both our bodies and minds. On Wednesday, the Fourth of July, I was reprieved a day from my dutiful efforts … more

There Is A Better Way To Raise Money For Roads

I attended both city council meetings this month regarding the proposed budget and as a life-long citizen of this community, I am concerned. I am concerned about the lack of forward thinking. I am … more

It’s A Big Ol’ World

My son and I returned last week from a trip to Italy (pronounced It Lee), Austria and Germany. A friend of mine, Casey Matthews, happens to be a major in the U.S. Air Force and he extended an … more

The Humor Of Politics

Throughout my lifetime I have lived through several presidential and mid-term election seasons and certainly lost my share of elections. While I am aware of the dangers some politicians would pose to … more
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