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Casino Coin Fishing

This past weekend was a weekend my family will surely never forget. We had the privilege of watching my daughter Christina graduate from college, which is undoubtedly one of my proudest moments of all time. We got to spend some time with … more

America Did The Right Thing

“What a glorious day,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told the crowd at the opening of the new U.S. embassy building in Jerusalem. Mr. Netanyahu pointed out the historical significance of the day saying, “Over a century ago, … more

Summertime Is Upon Us, Joyous Days Await

Don’t look now, but summer will soon be upon us. Yes, the days of sunny skies, warm breezes and cool drinks will soon be the norm. In my 58 years I have come to learn one important thing — there is no such thing as a perfect summer. … more

The Politics Of Cultural Appropriation

The impossibly fickle, selective and whimsical rules of cultural appropriation are hard to keep straight. According to the white people who run the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, eating tacos, drinking tequila and wearing sombreros on … more


Kanye And Democrats In the aftermath of the Kanye West dust-up, my heart goes out to the white people who control the Democratic Party. My pity stems from the hip-hop megastar’s November announcement to his packed concert audience that he did … more

Thoughts On Another Year

Yesterday marked a notable day for me, when I took one more step toward the half-century mark which I will cross next year. It brought to mind some thoughts on the day all of us celebrate each year, that day we first saw the light of this world on … more

Freedom Is A Growth Strategy

RALEIGH — When pollsters ask voters to list the issues they care about most, economic concerns usually rank high on the list — even when unemployment rates are relatively low. There’s a stolen base here, however. With very few exceptions, … more

The Elites

Tyranny Of The Entitled A relative recently sent me a copy of an essay by William Deresiewicz, “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education.” It was published in The American Scholar in 2008. What an eye-opener. Deresiewicz opens his essay … more

Obamacare Is Still Getting Worse

By MICHAEL D. TANNER Speaking at a recent campaign-style rally in Michigan, President Trump declared Obamacare dead. “Essentially, we are getting rid of Obamacare… . Some people would say, essentially, we have gotten rid of it.” Um, … more


New Book Tells Valuable Tales RALEIGH — When explaining modern American conservatism to students, I mix my methods. There are tables and charts. There are lengthy readings from ancient, medieval and modern thinkers. There are philosophical … more

The Rally In Raleigh

The legislature comes to Raleigh Wednesday for the “short session” and opening day promises to be far more exciting than most years. Lawmakers will be greeted by crowds of teachers and educators, projected to be as large as 10,000, showing up to … more

Kicking George Washington Out Of Church

My wife and I were docents of Christ Church in Alexandria, Va., when I worked in nearby Washington, D.C., a city named for a former parishioner. Yes, George Washington went to church there. As I used to explain to tourists, he had even helped get … more
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