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I am a whole-life Democrat. I embrace the life of a woman, life in the womb and life in the world. I was the only Democrat to vote in support of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act … more
Passion and gratitude. Why are we here? The question humans have been asking for millennia. When we are born, we are blank slates, so to speak, with nothing but love. If you’ve ever been around a … more
John Scolinos was the head baseball coach at Pepperdine University from 1946 to 1960 and at California State Polytechnic University Pomona from 1962 to 1991, compiling career college baseball record … more
Father’s Day, that semi-holiday stuck sort of in-between and around Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July will be celebrated Sunday, June 14. … more
Most Americans loathe “lobbyists,” and most Americans think “bipartisanship” sounds like a good, moderate idea representing compromise and common ground for the public good. So a surprise … more
RALEIGH — In 1940, some 3.6 million people lived in North Carolina, ranking the state 11th in the nation in population and first in the Southeast. Across the South as a whole, only Texas (6.4 … more
Are there lessons from the Civil War battles at Gettysburg for the Democrats and their candidates as they prepare for the 2020 presidential elections? Let’s think about it together. On my … more
Every now and then, sandwiched between breathless accounts of the latest political fights on Capitol Hill, a report on the rising tide of deficit spending appears. Then everyone goes back to … more
Cooper has complained that he has not been mentioned in a column lately. He’s been quite perturbed and does not understand that he cannot be in the column every week. I have tried explaining to … more
Many of us North Carolinians remember “The Tar Heel Toast,” adopted by the N.C. General Assembly in 1957. The first stanza of the toast is the most familiar and was committed to memory by many of … more
David Brooks’ New York Times columns always give me something to think about. His May 13 column titled “The Rise of the Haphazard Self: How working-class men detach from work, family and … more
In a modern first for The Wilson Times — and probably the first time in this newspaper’s 123-year history — we’ve published an editorial on the front page. This unusual presentation … more
Spoiler alert for “Avengers: Endgame” — big-time! So, my criticism for this week of “Avengers: Endgame” has to do with how time travel is treated. On the one hand, I greatly appreciated … more
The sun has been showcasing its marvelous power this week, and it’s been a welcome change from one of the coldest, darkest winters of my life. In some ways, summer came quickly. I only put away … more
Can you remember the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, those months without early risings, homework, tests and structure?” In just a few days school will end for another year for roughly 2 … more
RALEIGH — In an act of integrity that also proved to be politically shrewd, future President John Adams served as defense counsel for British redcoats involved in the Boston Massacre of … more
Simple insights. Profound consequences. Through the management of “programmed” perceptions, the mind controls our biology, behavior and gene activity. The seat of thinking, free will, personal … more
Fayetteville is about to have its own civil war about the proposed North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center planned to be built in that city. The new museum-like facility would be … more
Change is inevitable, so when it comes to dining out in restaurants, the landscape in this area has changed drastically since the 1950s and early 1960s — sometimes for the better, sometimes not, … more
RALEIGH — When North Carolina governors and lawmakers talk about “the state budget,” they rarely tell you the whole truth. It’s not that they are trying to deceive you. They are simply … more
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