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As some of you know, my good friend, Jerry, and I meet up most every morning for breakfast to solve all the world’s problems and discuss the future of the nation. Nicknamed the Erwin … more
With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers. But, … more
Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of … more
There is no doubt the coronavirus has changed lives. The way we eat in public, educate our children and report to work has changed significantly since March. On a personal level it has helped … more
Thank you to all of you who have gathered across the nation and around the globe, in the sweltering heat, to show your sincere desire to help bring civility to our nation and around the world. In … more
There are some folks who are more like family than mere acquaintances. Just recently our community suffered the loss of one of its own — one who was not only a friend to many, but a relative to us … more
RALEIGH — As soon as he heard the news that a mob had torn down statues on the grounds of North Carolina’s State Capitol on the evening of June 19, Gov. Roy Cooper realized his mistake. He had … more
As we all know this past Sunday was Father’s Day and, as they always do, my family made sure I had a Father’s Day celebration fit for a king. Thanks to my wonderful wife, Laura, and my … more
There was a time in March when it felt like we were all united in attacking COVID-19, but that honeymoon was short lived. By the end of April, the virus had become partisan. If you listen to some … more
“You look a little dirty. Why don’t you wash up before coming inside?” This was not something that I said to my kids. This was said to me by my eye doctor. I guess that all this time in … more
Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many Black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they … more
RALEIGH — During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more businesses to open and individuals return to work. In … more
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