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RALEIGH — Political conservatism, say its critics, is less a rational movement to shape the future than an irrational impulse to flee the present. Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. famously … more
It happened again in America last week. We have again seen unexplainable violence against our most innocent and vulnerable citizens. We, as a society, once again struggle with the role that weapons … more
RALEIGH — To paraphrase the old saying, you may not be interested in the federal debt, but the federal debt is interested in you. There’s abundant evidence for this proposition across the … more
Here’s a welcomed follow-up to my May 13 column, “Orwell tried to warn us”: The Department of Homeland Security’s planned Disinformation Governance Board has been … more
I am so pleased and proud that the first annual edition of the “State of Black America” (Encounter Books), published by my organization, CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, in … more
Diets are a curious thing. Sure, losing weight can improve the overall health of anyone, but sometimes the method of getting there can bring out man’s most primitive instincts. It was the … more
RALEIGH — According to the latest estimate from fiscal analysts at the North Carolina General Assembly, our state government will take in about $6.2 billion more in General Fund revenue over … more
A friend of mine recently posted about things he has learned from his 14-year-old canine friend throughout his life. As I now pass 12 years with my own dog, my mind wondered to similar … more
Recent remarks by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, noting the institutional damage caused by the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion on Roe v. Wade, have gotten exhaustive coverage in … more
THUMBS UP The dedicated men and women of the U.S. Post Office for diligently delivering untold tons of kindling, bird cage liner and future compost in the form of political campaign mailers over … more
Pundits and politicos like to talk about “mainstream” or “main street” Republicans, as if they made up a significant percentage of today’s GOP. But make no mistake. The … more
RALEIGH — It was bound to happen. The percentage of adults working from home has fallen significantly from its pandemic-era peak. Nevertheless, telecommuting has established itself as a lasting … more
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