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There are a lot of names your co-workers could call you, but workaholic isn’t one of them. That’s not right. Just because you do almost no work doesn’t mean that you’re not a workaholic. … more
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan bewails, in her column this week, that “the sane center is getting ignored” in the current round of presidential politics. “When we talk about … more
Monday afternoon around 2 the town of Erwin was bustling with activity. My small bench nestled across the street on Libertarian Island was packed with people eating sweets from Erwin’s newest … more
The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out … more
RALEIGH — It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to … more
Editor’s note: Laura Hollis is off. The following column is by Armstrong Williams. After decades of American predictability, President Donald Trump’s unexpected decision to cancel a secret … more
If you own a phone, you’ve probably been annoyed by unending robocalls. When I travel across our state, this is the No. 1 concern people share with me. We’re receiving spam calls at all hours of … more
RALEIGH — When all was said and done, North Carolina’s special congressional elections this year proved not to be particularly special. Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated … more
Do you remember the movie “Groundhog Day?” Every day the protagonist, Bill Murray, awakened to live the day, Feb. 2, over and over again. North Carolinians might be justified feeling like we’ve … more
“It’s ... bright.” This is about the closest thing to a compliment that the new shutters on my house and the new color of the front door have received. Colorblindness runs in my family. I … more
The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans. And particularly for black Americans. The nation’s unemployment rate of 3.7% puts it near the … more
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RALEIGH — I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line. Whatever else we might say about redistricting in North Carolina, however, it’s clearly the opposite of … more
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