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There’s nothing like living in the South. Whether you’re a native or what we call a transplant, it’s vital that you recognize all the jargon around here. When our newspaper … more
The owners and editors of this fine publication have given me liberty to publicly discuss personal issues in my life on a regular basis and I am grateful for the opportunity. I have discussed … more
RALEIGH — When demand exceeds supply, prices rise. While the problem of housing affordability has many facets and effects, that inescapable fact explains a lot about why so many North … more
In May, the Supreme Court put abortion on the docket for its upcoming session by agreeing to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The high court’s decision to hear this … more
I’ve been involved in North Carolina politics more than 50 years as a reporter, columnist, campaign chairman and, over the past 21 years, as producer and moderator of a statewide political … more
“Please don’t make the Olympics into the Oscars,” comedian and commentator Bill Maher said on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher” last Friday. “Oh, … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now reaping what he sowed. He and his Democratic colleagues created a high standard — a litmus test that can only be passed through a person being totally infallible. … more
I am one who tries to learn from life experiences. I try to take the proverbial lemons and make lemonade out of them. I did both of those things last week as I took my turn participating in the … more
RALEIGH — How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wokeness” fads in the classroom are all the rage right now, but gaps between public … more
Ben & Jerry’s, noted for its ice cream made from “contented cows,” has produced not such contented consumers in many circles following its announcement to stop selling its ice … more
Here’s what Forbes magazine reported earlier this month: “In 25 major U.S. cities across the country, officials have already cut – or have proposed cutting — funds from … more
RALEIGH — There are at least as many different ways to explain the origins of political disagreement as there are political commentators. I, for one, think such factors as cultural traditions, … more
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