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“It is one of the best books I ever read, maybe the best.” That got my attention, but when my friend told me it was a family history, I cooled down. “But this one is something different. … more
President Donald Trump’s latest budget contains some conservative proposals to save the taxpayers’ money. But it relies on an unconservative practice – one that North Carolina’s legislature … more
Regular readers of this column know that I’m head over heels in love with my pet. Our dog, Riley, has offered us countless hours of love, joy, laughter and fun as we played with him or as he acted … more
North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not … more
“You know you can’t trust him to do what is right for the American people” were the words echoed by Lead House Manager Adam Schiff in the well of the Senate, as he gave closing arguments during … more
The confusing jumble that was the 2020 Iowa caucuses proved to be a very public disaster for Hawkeye State Democrats, national party leaders and the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden. It … more
North Carolina has become a freer state over the past decade. But if we want to make our license plate slogan “First in Freedom” more than just a lofty aspiration, there is still plenty of work … more
In the B.C. (Before children) years of my marriage, my wife, Becky and I, impetuously decided on a Friday afternoon after work to go to the coast for a “real” seafood dinner. It was 5:30 by … more
Have you noticed a lack of civility across our great country over the recent decade? Seems that acceptance of differing view points are coined with phrases like “you’re racist,” … more
The last box is on the curb. The house is empty and cold and dead. Next week it will be full again with other people’s lives. But we can never go back inside again to wander in the bookshelves, … more
Though often skeptical about the benefits of government intervention, I am by nature an optimistic person. Indeed, I consider my skepticism and optimism to be two sides of the same … more
“I don’t think the U.S. should be in the business of assassinating foreign leaders.” This was not me talking about the recent controversial take-out by the U.S. of Iranian General Qassem … more
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