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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

Trade

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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