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It’s welcome news that two new federal grants will give North Carolina $56 million over the next seven years to help early childhood programs, but the extra money comes within a disappointing … more
Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive … more
In our tumultuous political climate and too often cynical world, even pleas to help the most vulnerable among us are sometimes interpreted as personal attacks used to score points against one’s … more
Have you ever thought about it? America’s entire way of life depends on honor. You may not think so, but it is a fact. Absent self-respect, respect for others, a sense of perspective on one’s … more
On Sunday, the kind of news no one wants to see slid across the landscape. There was a shooting at a church in White Settlement outside of Fort Worth, Texas and there were casualties. But as we … more
2019 was a dark year for sunshine in Florida government: The voter-approved Marsy’s Law amendment to protect victims showed us the true meaning of unintended consequences. In some places, police … more
It’s a dark time in America. This year, the holiday season comes at a time when our country is in distress. The federal government faces a constitutional crisis following the impeachment of the … more
The surge of influenza outbreaks in Minnesota schools this month is an alarming reminder of how quickly this virus can spread in places where people are gathered. During the first week of … more
We wish that we could join Jewish people all over the world in celebrating Hanukkah this year without any sense of fear or worry about the future but just the simple joy of the season. But the … more
Virtually ignored in the impeachment haze, the U.S. House has passed common-sense legislation that finally would give the federal government the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices with … more
The news about journalists in jeopardy is mixed, according to a recently released analysis from Reporters Without Borders. First, the good — indeed great — news: 44% fewer journalists were … more
The devastating business struggles of American journalism, especially local newspapers, strand much of the country without functional news coverage. Large newspaper chains without the roots and … more
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