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After Super Tuesday, all the headlines are heralding former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarkable “comeback” from dead in the water to front runner and presumptive Democratic nominee. The … more
It’s almost like there’s this demon in Washington and it keeps looking around for politicians with loose principles, incautious minds and a devotion to political profit. The creature got lucky … more
RALEIGH — Abraham Lincoln never used the term “lifelong learner.” But the largely self-taught Lincoln was clearly both an advocate and a practitioner. “I do not think much of a man,” he … more
The American Revolution may have claimed “the shot heard round the world,” but the 2020 Primary Elections had the endorsement heard round the country. When South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn … more
As I lie dying, I have to admit to myself that I am in fact not dying, no matter how impossible that truth seems. I know I am not dying because I am in fact getting better. Better enough to write … more
South Carolina Democratic voters have revived Joe Biden’s candidacy. Maybe I should say that South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn has. According to exit polls, 61% said Clyburn’s … more
A few weeks back I announced a career change and discovered a few interesting things about myself and the readers in the process. It seems I did a poor job of explaining my future career objectives … more
At the Rural Center, we’ve had the privilege to work in communities all across rural North Carolina, and we’ve seen firsthand that it’s not the size or location of a town that makes it a great … more
Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “’Unprecedented’ Locust Invasion Approaches … more
At the heart of the rapidly spreading support for “socialism” in the United States is some pretty profound ignorance about business in the country. A recent article in Salon is a good example. … more
RALEIGH — When I began my syndicated column in 1986, politics in North Carolina, and in America more generally, was strikingly different from today’s political scene in many ways. How voters get … more
Every human requires food, clothing, shelter, air and water to survive. Many of us don’t worry about these basic needs, but food scarcity and shelter are concerns for too many North … more
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