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RALEIGH — It’s my go-to slide. I’ve shown it to all the classes I teach at Duke University. The slide is striking. It’s revealing. And now it’s out of date. The … more
RALEIGH — I’ve long thought the North Carolina General Assembly should reform our state’s archaic and anti-competitive requirement for certificates-of-need. In the post-COVID world … more
No matter your age I’m betting you remember those annual late-summer trips to Roses “dime” store (or a similar one) to purchase back-to-school supplies. Must-haves included a new … more
For anyone still not convinced that social justice warriors are out to reshape the known world, consider this: A middle school in Loudon County, Virginia, is removing urinals from boys’ … more
After the attacks on our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush took to the airways to address the American people. Speaking to a nation in shock, he cast what had occurred in the … more
Fort Bragg is going to be renamed. Last year, Congress passed a law that forced the renaming of military bases with ties to the Confederacy like Fort Bragg, named after Confederate General Braxton … more
Just yesterday, we started seeing those yellow buses rolling toward area schools again. Isn’t it amazing how short this summer 2021 seemed — despite many students and teachers being … more
Several years ago, as a reporter for this publication, I wrote a headline regarding a story about the beginning of the school year. As I sit on the edge of my fourth year in the classroom it seems … more
While you and I were busy living our lives, doing our work, enjoying family and friends and also fighting COVID, North Carolina was changing. Not so fast that most of us could tell, but definitive … more
THUMBS DOWN— President Biden for the botched military exit from Afghanistan.No one wanted American troops there forever, but it looks like we have abandoned many thousands of Afghan nationals who … more
President Joe Biden was right in his speech to the nation about our withdrawal from Afghanistan, that a long legacy of American involvement there preceded him. But across the board, in domestic as … more
RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina systemically discriminates by race and ethnicity in student admissions and faculty hiring. Arguably such behavior is already forbidden by federal and … more
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