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Since we’ve all been confined in our homes during this coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had a lot of time to do much neglected projects like cleaning out the cabinets, defrosting the refrigerator and … more
RALEIGH — You may recall that back in early April, a panel of health analysts presented Gov. Roy Cooper with two forecasts: 250,000 COVID infections by June 1, if Cooper’s initial lockdown orders … more
Working in a career that amounted to more than 20 years in community journalism, I met many political figures, including two men who ran for president, one of whom is still running. I met other … more
New UNC President Peter Hans starts his job in two weeks and will have his hands full. Not only will he face reopening our 16-campus university system, but larger problems loom on the horizon. … more
The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are … more
RALEIGH — The proposed natural-gas pipeline through Eastern North Carolina is dead. Long live natural gas! Admittedly, there won’t be a coronation ceremony like there would be if a living … more
A few days ago, I watched an interesting video of a protest march in California where several hundred protesters were protesting through the streets demanding an end to capitalism. While I watched … more
The debate now surrounding the Emancipation Monument that stands in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C., is a critical discussion in which I believe all Americans of goodwill and those who want racial … more
“I dunno,” said my friend. “I can’t really support your just letting yourself go.” He was speaking in reference to my ditching the dye and letting my gray hair grow out, a growing … more
Y’all, I do declare, this world is going bonkers. Like a lot of God-fearing folks claim, what was once considered taboo is now socially acceptable and what used to be good is now deemed politically … more
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
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