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Leery Of Lottery They’re telling on the news that the teachers are going to stay out of school so they can lobby the lawmakers. Well, why don’t they consider lobbying the lottery officials because that’s where the lottery money has been … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

The president’s decision provides a new opportunity for America to alleviate the concerns of our allies in the Middle East by ending the experiment of appeasement and holding Iran accountable for its belligerence. The president is also reimposing … more


He Passes ‘Israel Test’ I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday — an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever. I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman … more

To Our Print Readers

If you are currently reading our print edition you are holding something in your hand that is quite valuable. Newsprint. If a certain newsprint mill in Washington state has its way, community newspapers like this one will pay much more for the … more

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
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