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I, like most people, I imagine, have a love-hate relationship with the big bulk stores — you know, Costco, Sam’s Club, the stores so large that they usually sit on a street named after them, the … more
The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this … more
“A More or Less Perfect Union” is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting in February. The documentary is a … more
How many times have you heard yourself say, if “I only knew then what I know now” and then continue to pontificate on the situation in your mind? Myself, at least a bazillion, maybe more. It … more
And, just like that, folks, we’re midway through the month of February. What does this month mean to you? Does it incite you to purchase a Valentine for your loved one, score the best seats for a … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment.” But that certainly doesn’t mean all potential workers … more
Those who know me know I like politics. Some would say I am kind of a junkie, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to many that I offer my viewpoints on last week’s State of the Union message. I will … more
Anyone who has watched the English Parliament debate knows that — ceremonial forms of address notwithstanding — they can be a fairly raucous bunch, routinely shouting down opposing speakers, … more
At their January meeting The UNC Board of Governors lamented problems resulting from not having a state budget. Without pointing fingers of blame they urged Gov. Cooper and the legislature to “move … more
RALEIGH — The confusing jumble that was the 2020 Iowa caucuses proved to be a very public disaster for Hawkeye State Democrats, national party leaders, and the campaign of former Vice President Joe … more
North Carolina and Duke Energy have been leaders as solar power has grown as a portion of our energy mix. But in conversations around the state, one impression is hard to shake: Many people … more
The olive oil is hot in the pan. I peel cloves of garlic. I chop the cloves. The scent fills the kitchen, the living room, the dining room. My husband comes into the kitchen. “Smells good. … more
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