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While the other Democratic presidential candidates slug it out and slog through snowy Iowa, Mike Bloomberg is busy planting seeds across the country — and in North Carolina. His campaign is … more
Earlier this month, the Durham Housing Authority relocated about 270 families from McDougald Terrace, a Durham public housing complex, after inspections indicated elevated carbon monoxide levels in … more
At this point in January, a lot of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Those lofty goals and promises have gone by the wayside as people realize that the $10 they paid to … more
Those among us who love poetry know of its power to sow ideas that help us understand our life, to stretch our imagination, to make our existence broader, to make our sense of curiosity spin and to … more
Here is a question for public policy fans: What is more amazing: that the Commonwealth of Virginia, which had transformed into a reliably Republican state in the 1970s, has now passed the Equal … more
Today is the fifth iteration of what we have entitled “Free Comic Book Weekend.” It’s a little different in that it’s a one-day event this time, and the final of this version, which is why we … more
Three former governors, who led our state for 28 years, took center stage at Memorial Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus last week. Sponsored by the UNC Institute of Politics, the 80 minutes was … more
“It is not that they were racists. Maybe we could forgive them for that. But they were terrorists, and that is something we should not overlook or forget.” My friend was chiding me for … more
RALEIGH — 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 consider myself a young woman. I’m sandwiched somewhere between the unstoppable energy of my son and the slow, graceful works and wisdom of my father and mother-in-law. In the past … more
In pondering what I was going to write about in this week’s column, I became inspired to talk about a movement that is taking place all over the world — the awakening of consciousness. In the … more
“The Constitution,” Alan Dershowitz claims, “allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty).” Dershowitz makes that claim by way … more
The Negro national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was sung by me and my wife and more than 400 standing attendees at the end of the MLK prayer breakfast Monday at the Darden Alumni Center. … more
While meatless burgers might be fine for some, I just don’t think they’re for me. I’ve never been a fan of meat substitutes of any kind, so I didn’t get excited when several fast-food … more
The 2019 long session ended last week with the legislature postponing a vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget. Republican lawmakers remain unwilling to negotiate with Governor … more
RALEIGH — Everyone knows that North Carolina is a closely divided purple state. Everyone knows that in 2020, many statewide races and control of the state legislature will be hotly contested. And … more
I have taught economic principles and lessons for more than 40 years. My hope has been for students and others to use these concepts in making better decisions for their personal and financial goals. … more
Did you know that Wilson Community College has a program that will prepare you for a job in advanced manufacturing in as little as seven weeks? The Advanced Manufacturing Institute, or AMI, … more
This week, thousands of pro-life teenagers will converge on the nation’s capital to rally in support of the unborn at the 47th annual March for Life. Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable … more
This week I would like to offer up to you a wonderful invitation, a pointed synopsis and critique and an unexpected revelation — all of which, taken together, will make sense. The invitation is … more
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