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RALEIGH — If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th Amendment … more
Today, state Sen. Floyd McKissick and Rep. Carla Cunningham will once again bring the Equal Rights Amendment before the N.C. General Assembly with a request for ratification. If our General Assembly … more
It was springtime two years ago and I was out to dig up what remained of a palm tree that had not survived the winter. After only five strikes with my ax, I was gasping for breath and on my knees. … more
The fact that a “Mobile World Congress” will soon convene in Barcelona, Spain, probably doesn’t interest very many Americans. And yet what will be going on there could affect something that … more
After Congress rejected President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion for the border wall, the president declared a national emergency at the southern border. President Trump claims this … more
According to comedian Jeff Allen, not to be confused with Tim Allen of “Home Improvement” or “Last Man Standing” fame, women, apparently, have their own language called, “woman.” Jeff … more
“The days of our life are threescore and ten, and even by reason of strength fourscore years; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” — Psalm 90:10 Here … more
While driving not long ago, I was listening to the car radio as I do on almost every drive. The only time the radio is not on is when I am on the phone. I don’t have one of those fancy setups that … more
Ideas about the school lunchroom of the past have been mentioned previously in this column, yet details were few and basic. Here is the expanded account of that vital element of elementary … more
“The Truth, as we see it, is that differences don’t have to divide. In fact, diversity is what makes us stronger. Celebrating differences and gifts is one of the things that St. Paul talks about … more
The day after Valentine’s Day, I said a prayer and put my wedding rings away in my jewelry cabinet. Separation. It is a shock and a long time coming. It is inner peace and outward chaos. It is … more
In case you missed it, there was an enormously important ruling issued last Friday by a Wake County Superior Court judge that ought to rekindle the public’s belief in (and support for) democratic, … more
As February draws to an end, rumors abound that we’re about to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Or at least that … more
RALEIGH — Remember when Democrats and progressive activists warned that ending the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate would “deprive” 13 million Americans of their health coverage? … more
We’ve had time to digest last week’s 9th Congressional District hearings, so let us summarize what we learned. 1. Campaigns want to win so badly they either turn their heads to or commit … more
There has been so much media coverage on bullying over the last few years it’s hard to not pay attention to it. Children have dealt with ridicule, embarrassment, peer pressure and pure … more
This is my last column for the month of February. For some, I think that will no doubt be applauded. In recognition of Black History Month, I took the opportunity to discuss some of the great … more
Forget those worries over such items as low testosterone levels in middle-aged men, fluctuating gasoline prices or the propensity of football officials making bad calls involving your team. We … more
How much are you paying for health care? You may say too much, you may even cite the cost of a recent procedure you’ve had, but do you know what the actual cost of care is? More importantly, do … more
Foodies and barbecue connoisseurs unite this Friday with a new eatery opening on Wooten Boulevard near Forest Hills Road. New South BBQ is the vision of disabled veteran Dwight David who has … more
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