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In 1992, I operated a small publishing business in Los Angeles. It was destroyed as a result of riots that ensued after four police officers were acquitted of charges of excessive violence in the … more
I don’t often address political issues in this space, I prefer it to be a light space and my goal is to bring a smile with my words. The current state of affairs has pushed me to break that rule … more
In the wake of George Floyd’s senseless murder in Minnesota, our nation has been inundated with telecasts, social media posts and breaking news surrounding his brutal miscarriage of justice. … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina employers shed 616,000 jobs in March and April, according to the latest establishment survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a decline of 13% in just two … more
Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity … more
President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship “essential places that provide essential services” to the American people. “The governors need to do the right thing and allow … more
There was no drum roll, no red carpet and a lot of surprised faces when I walked into The Daily Record newsroom Monday morning. Not that I expected any of the above, but at least I’m … more
“Let me see,” my 7-year-old said. I smiled at him. “Mama,” he said, “your mask is on.” “Oh! Right.” I lowered my mask. Our local orthodontist’s office had just opened up … more
RALEIGH — Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17%. Only 56.3% of working-aged residents … more
In the midst of one of the most active news cycles in many of our lifetimes, there is a danger we will forget one of the most important holidays on the calendar. In all the talk about pandemics, … more
RALEIGH — During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. … more
At various times in our state’s history we’ve been compared to Rip Van Winkle, the lethargic sleepy-head, or the “Dixie Dynamo,” a fast-moving, progressive economic engine. Right now we are … more
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