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Last week I spent a couple hours in a medical waiting room. It was in the morning, so I was a member of a small captive audience forced to listen to “Good Morning America.” While I … more
New polling from Pew Research and from NY Times/Siena College, released a few days apart, cast similarly dismal pictures regarding the popularity of President Joe Biden. Overall approval for Biden … more
RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write an app, design a golf course, or produce a hip-hop album. Perhaps you do have a strong view about one … more
How can it be that with so much cattle in America, we sometimes can’t buy meat? At the beginning of the pandemic, Costco, Wegmans and Kroger limited purchases of beef. Hundreds of … more
The content for this column changed dramatically this week after having received a phone call from my sweet friend, Dawn. She reached me at the beach this past weekend with dire news about her older … more
It is common knowledge among those who know me that I am a sports official and more specifically a baseball umpire. Now nearing 30 years experience, I have interacted with thousands of children and … more
Some Western leaders envy dictators’ powers. President Donald Trump said, when North Korea’s Kim Jong-un speaks, “his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the … more
Former President Barack Obama recently gave a speech in which he attacked the critics of “identity politics.” At the June Copenhagen Democracy Summit Obama said: “I have little … more
RALEIGH — I’m a liberty-minded conservative, not an anarchist. I think government is inevitable and necessary but its legitimate scope and practical competencies are rather limited. The … more
The Gallup polling organization seems to serve up endlessly bleak news about how Americans feel about God and country. I wrote recently about their report of the historically low percentage of … more
Over the July Fourth holiday we experienced the traditional red, white and blue salutes to our nation, along with tributes paid the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence. The 56 … more
RALEIGH — I have strong opinions about education policy in North Carolina and beyond. Maybe you’ve noticed! I’ve also been researching and writing about the subject for a very … more
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