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RALEIGH — Isn’t “modern conservatism” a contradiction in terms? That’s one of the questions I received after teaching a seminar at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy titled “Modern Conservatism and Policy.” No, … more
It’s elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse … more
For years, North Carolina could do little more than watch from the sidelines when the courtship of giant automakers and other manufacturers grew intense. We were stymied by a lack of readily available incentive money, or a clumsy legislature too … more
This season’s flu is expected to be less severe than the previous one, but that’s not saying much. Nationwide, there were more than 80,000 flu-related deaths during the 2017-18 flu season, the … more
Martin Luther King Jr. died 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, but he is not dead to me, not in what he did, not in what he achieved. While he hardly made it go away, he took the dread of American racism, and, out of his Christian love, his patriotism, … more
Inadequate Prevention More information has been released about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. Armed with a gas mask, smoke grenades, a Smith and Wesson … more
Black Political Power Means Zilch It’s often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. That’s an idea that lends itself to testing and analysis. … more
My family got a lot of strange looks when we started talk of a northern vacation, especially among our Southern friends. Many thought the mere idea of heading to New Hampshire in the winter falls more in the category of a nightmare than a vacation. … more
There’s a new hope in the world today, a hope that we are safer and more united and that more than half a century of conflict that has separated Koreans under different governments is closer to a … more
Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory last week. Mexican officials reportedly were offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration … more
RALEIGH — The public is in a surly mood. According to a January poll by Gallup, only 38 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with how well “the U.S. system of government works.” That’s down from 68 percent saying they were satisfied … more
The scandal that erupted in college basketball last fall when Adidas was linked to a pay-the-player scandal at four universities took on a new dimension last month, when first Yahoo Sports, then ESPN dunked hard in the face of the game. Duke, … more
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