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Nancy McFarlane is my mayor. She has led Raleigh through explosive growth, including a new train station, the purchase of Dix Park, promotion of Raleigh as an arts scene and tourist destination and … more
Decades of irresponsible, out-of-control government spending has left the United States drowning in an unprecedented level of debt. Last month, our national debt topped $22 trillion. Divided up, that … more
There’s many things I’m continually learning in this journey through parenthood. Every day may be up or down. Yes, we had two kids in less than two years. That doesn’t make me a parental … more
RALEIGH — Democrats made substantial gains in the 2018 elections, both in the U.S. House and in state offices. They did so primarily by running against the incumbent president, as is usually true … more
Editor’s Note: Katiedid Langrock is off this week. The following column was originally published in April 2015. “I’ve never been so embarrassed in my entire life.” My best friend from … more
I recently joined the board of the Leadership Institute, which sponsors Campus Reform, an important website for college news. Campus Reform is a “watchdog to the nation’s higher education … more
You hear a lot of talk these days from politicians touting the $15 per hour minimum wage. It’s a huge talking point for politicians who pretend to care about your well-being while trying to … more
Well, we’re now encroaching on the 78th day of 2019, so let’s be honest. Who’s still hitting the gym? Who is still counting carbs, calories or steps taken? How many have kicked the nicotine … more
For those of you who aren’t familiar with my eyes, they are bad. And last week, I had the first of two cataract removal surgeries. And let me tell you — pun intended — it was an eye-opening … more
Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people involved in cheating and bribery in order to get their children admitted to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities such … more
The 158th anniversary of the start of the Civil War is less than a month away. And, while 1861 was two lifetimes ago, and so much has changed, since that 34-hour cannon fight, I’m still being … more
This was written during my time in Belgium in January. As I write this, I’ve spent just over week in the country of Belgium. As Americans living in America, we tend to expect everyone around … more
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