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RALEIGH — Conservative North Carolinians believe that lower taxes translate into higher levels of economic growth and personal freedom. So they like the declines in both income- and sales-tax … more
The world of music lost an icon last week, as Neil Peart, the Hall of Fame drummer and lyricist for Rush, passed away. He was 67. Peart, who at worst is on the Mount Rushmore of drumming and at … more
The 1920s were known as the “Roaring Twenties,” a decade when electricity, telephones and radios became commonplace in most homes and automobiles were not just for the rich. Aside from the … more
Winter Break, Minus One Day: I cannot wait for school to be over. The kids need a break. We all need a break. Time to sleep in all morning! Wear pajamas all day! Make cookies! Make hot cocoa! Make … more
I have to tell you, ever since the president ordered the military strike against Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani I have been fascinated by the reaction of the national media and half the population of … more
“The timing is driven by the urgency.” That’s what House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) proclaimed on national television the morning that House Democrats voted to … more
The muted reaction of leading Democratic politicians to the elimination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani reinforces my sense of what divides our country and differentiates the two parties. One … more
Let’s see a show of hands out there, how many of you remember the only time you had to deal with junk mail was when the mailbox in front of your house was full of well, junk mail? Thanks to … more
A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the … more
Fishing is simply one of life’s real joys. Even those of us who only bait a hook once in a blue moon understand the peaceful, tranquil escape from life fishing offers. We understand the pure joy it … more
RALEIGH — In this new year, there is a widespread assumption among North Carolina politicos that state policymakers will do little of consequence. Instead, they will position themselves for the … more
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve in some sordid and probably bizarre ways. Most of the oddest or at least gluttony-filled celebrations, as I recall, … more
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