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“Why was Poseidon trying to kill us?” asked my 4-year-old. “It was Zeus,” said my 7-year-old. “But we’re on the water,” said my 4-year-old. “But Zeus has the lightning … more
As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen — albeit under serious restrictions necessitated by social distancing — for the 2020-2021 academic year. But the … more
There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite … more
The Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress has just produced an important new study titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.” The report exhaustively presents data showing the … more
I think it’s fair to say 2020 has been a year to forget for most of us. Between the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the political insanity that accompanies an American election year, I have summoned Calgon … more
Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it … more
RALEIGH — As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission races in North Carolina. But I am. … more
If nothing else, you can call this year one of the most bizarre on record. Whether you’re talking about the weather, the political climate, the use of social media or the health of millions of … more
How much did they pay researchers who found more than one woman in four battles insomnia compared to less than one in five men? Heck, we ladies could’ve saved the researchers a heap of money, time … more
Like every American, when it comes to professional athletes, the national anthem and professional sports, I have an opinion. As a proud Libertarian, I strongly support the First Amendment and support … more
RALEIGH — If you’ve lived in North Carolina for even a few years, you’ve probably formed an opinion about whether statues and monuments honoring Confederate leaders and soldiers ought to remain … more
I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd’s death — rioting, looting, … more
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