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For those of you who told me they missed my column last week, let me just say, thanks very much to the both of you. Last week got the best of me as I found myself scrambling to meet tax deadlines … more
There is poetic justice in the chaos we’ve witnessed in Iowa. First, the Des Moines Register pulled its definitive poll, to which everyone turns as the final word before the caucuses, because of … more
Let me get my soapbox out and begin my rant about the evil atrocity that is those companies, which shall remain nameless, that refuse to give us cable TV and broadband internet. For whatever … more
I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the … more
I make every effort to maintain this space as a positive experience for readers, often offering a comical look at the world we live in. That makes it difficult to discuss the issue of the death of a … more
Even in our era of politics without precedent, few things are as inexplicable as the Democratic Party’s decision to take increasingly extreme positions on abortion while so much of the country … more
I grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, in the 1950s and 60s. I knew that the Pitt County courthouse had signs over the water fountains and on restroom doors designating “white” and … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina has become a freer state over the past decade. But if we want to make our license plate slogan “First in Freedom” more than just a lofty aspiration, there is still … more
Michelle Obama, in her book “Becoming,” says her mother admitted that every winter, she contemplated leaving Obama’s father. Obama goes on to explain to readers that we must understand that in … more
It has been said that the very moment a man finds himself, he finds God. This captures the story of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, a man of deep faith whose youthful struggles … more
I had no idea what I was getting into when I first joined The Daily Record back in September 2018. The only thing I knew about Harnett County was that it was home to Campbell University, my … more
I had no idea what I was getting into when I first joined The Daily Record back in September 2018. The only thing I knew about Harnett County was that it was home to Campbell University, my dad’s alma mater, which he had always described as being “in the middle of nowhere.” But it had already been three months since I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I had been passed up for several jobs in bigger cities, and I needed to find somewhere I could get a start. So I figured Dunn was as good of a place as any to begin my career. more
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