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A History Of Presidential Humor

There is no one who can deny that being president of the United States is the most stressful job in the world. There is little time for joking, but despite that the leader of the free world has often … more

IG’s Report

There is a different standard of law when it comes to certain people in this country. That is the real message behind the inspector general’s report just released. And although many on the left are … more

Individual Mandate Was Never Wise

RALEIGH — Should all Americans be required to purchase health insurance? This was a major bone of contention among conservative reformers during the health care debates of the 1990s. It was an … more

Chillin’ In Charleston

Last weekend, my fiancée and I traveled to Charleston, S.C., meeting my aunt and uncle at the international airport. I drove the three hours south to pick them up and take our group to a home at 22 … more

Average Pay

RALEIGH — Whether North Carolina pays its public schoolteachers at a level close or equal to the national average is one of the most-debated issues in state politics. Alas, it doesn’t deserve to … more

Getting Smarter About Getting Older

“Whoever thought I was going to live so long,” my 96-year-old mother asked? She isn’t alone. Ten thousand of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age — meaning one half … more

That’s One Creepy Crime

Over the years in this column I’ve occasionally shared stories of dumb criminals. Usually the person in question contributed to his own capture by doing something like using the back of one of his … more

A War On Academic Excellence

“I also have a dream.” This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to … more

LGBTQ America

In 2014, high-tech executive and CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was forced to resign from the company he helped found and build because he made a $1,000 contribution to support traditional marriage in … more

Saturdays With Mom

Well I certainly hope all the fathers of the world had a wonderful Father’s Day this past Sunday. Like always, my family came through in a big way and certainly made me feel special. I had my … more

Amtrak Owes Me Big Time

For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how … more

America Won’t Forget About Pastor Brunson

Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by … more
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