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‘Pork Parade’ Keeps Going

Speaking of government spending and transparency, credit the group Open the Books with creating a website that maps by ZIP Code every government grant doled out by Washington. The pork parade is quite impressive, if not frustratingly maddening. … more

REMEMBERING WHEN

For The Week Of May 11-17 . The Woman’s Club met at the clubhouse for its last regular monthly meeting of the club year before adjourning for the summer. Spring flowers decorated the house, provided by Mrs. T.H. Sansom of the decorating … more

Do Robots Threaten Us?

The idea of robots taking over the world is a running theme in the sci-fi world. In the real world, many have lost their jobs to automation. Automobile factories used to have thousands of workers, now they have hundreds. Most people have accepted … more

SOUND OFF

Obstructionists Whether you like him or whether you don’t, every time Donald Trump nominates somebody they’ll try to smear him and won’t vote for him. Democrats are boycotting and won’t vote for him. If I was the Republicans, the next … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Charlotte doesn’t, which is why we should pass on hosting Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention in 2020. Charlotte appears to be one of three finalists, along with Las Vegas, … more

Men Are From Mars

In a few short days I will have the honor of watching my oldest daughter, Christina, graduate from Western Carolina University with a fouryear degree and a ticket to join the workforce as an American workingclass citizen. Words can’t describe how … more

A Local Connection To Historic Event

You might not realize it, but there is a direct connection to the Indianapolis 500 and Campbell University. Before I give you all the details, let me give you a history lesson of sorts about the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, as it is called. … more

Mother’s Day

A Tribute To Our Moms This Sunday people all over the United States will celebrate Mother’s Day. If you Google Mother’s Day — because all good science begins with a Google — you will be inundated with ads promising the perfect gift for … more

A Look At Honorary Degrees

Disgraced comic Bill Cosby, now a convicted sex offender, is losing degrees faster than a garden thermometer in a midwinter snowstorm. Over the years, Cosby’s racked up roughly five-dozen honorary doctorates. Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Boston … more

Entitlements

Before And After Welfare Handouts Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no … more

RECORD FORUM

Two Ideas To Help To the editor: Someone said the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the western world. For some time, federal judges have proven that statement to be inaccurate. The president can issue an … more

Time For Ugly Labels To End

Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who’ve been accused by their critics of being an “Uncle Tom” or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or … more
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