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As I have said many times in the words I’ve presented in my columns, I admit I am a dinosaur. I am a person who has lived for 60 years, and seen everything from a man walking on the moon to my … more
I will state first and foremost that in some ways this is a difficult column to write. Not because I am passionate about either side of a polarizing issue, but merely because of personal preferences. … more
This phrase could mean many things. Typically it refers to the wedding aisle. But that’s an aisle I’ve walked down once in my life and only once, well until I walk my daughter down many, … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s “headline” unemployment rate in May was 12.9%. That’s the highest monthly rate since the Great Depression. But on a number of occasions during the month, I talked … more
Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.” He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education … more
Like everyone else, I have watched my share of protests over the last couple of weeks. Now I understand, whenever the flames of anarchy are stoked in America, the American flag, the national anthem … more
Among the Nobel Prizes awarded each year is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was first awarded in 1901, and through 2019, 219 have received the award. Of the 219 recipients, 100 … more
This was the most unusual July Fourth holiday most of us ever experienced. It just wasn’t the same without the traditional bands, parades, fireworks and cookouts. With all we’ve been through the … more
RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open … more
Like most in this country, I have watched the recent destruction of historic monuments with interest and, frankly, with some disgust. It has made me realize once again how important it is to properly … more
Sadly, on Monday, the world of music lost a bona fide legend with the passing of Charlie Daniels, a man whom I have met, spoken with, and a musician who I have thoroughly enjoyed for a very long … more
I am not a cook. By this, I mean I rarely cook and, when I do cook, it rarely tastes good. This reality, combined with the ever-changing picky eating habits of my young children and the fact that … more
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