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To the Editor: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. It’s being appealed to the Supreme Court, which most court watchers maintain will, at worst, be … more
I’m afraid — not deathly, but nearly so — of spiders. That fear, probably better described as a loathing, has waned over the years, probably after asking my wife to “take care of” a … more
The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters … more
To the Editor: Why should Democrats be apologetic about adding more judges to the Supreme Court? What is wrong with 11 justices? We have 12 jurors on a jury don’t we? If 12 is good enough for a … more
Perhaps the most overlooked elections, ranking just slightly ahead of Soil and Water Conversation District Commissioners, are those of judges. This year our judicial elections may be among the most … more
To the Editor: 1) You love chaos. What he says doesn’t have to be true to believe him. But isn’t it exciting? All he’s planning to do if he’s elected. Maybe he forgot he really is … more
Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who is called “El Padrino,” which means “The … more
To the Editor: Race and nation have different definitions. Twins can each establish a nation, but having the same mother, they are one race. Therefore, Genesis Chapter 25, Verse 23, is of no … more
The leaves are turning colors and falling from the trees. There’s a nip in the air. The days are getting shorter. It must be fall; those are all signs of the seasons. It’s also election … more
Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running to win the hearts, minds … more
To the Editor: Race and nation have different definitions. Twins can each establish a nation, but having the same mother, they are one race. Therefore, Genesis Chapter 25, Verse 23, is of no … more
A few weeks ago, my neighbor woke up to frantic knocking on her door. I’m standing there with a pack of arrows in my hand. “Can I borrow your houseplants for a few hours?” I ask her. … more
To the Editor: Robert Thomas is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 4. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, he is for building the wall in opposing illegal immigration … more
October 15 this year is a Thursday. Sixty-six years ago, it was a Friday ... and what a Friday it was. Maybe it’s human nature, a natural reaction to compare things. Fishermen like to catch … more
What do President Donald Trump and the lead character of Nicholas Sparks’ latest book have in common? Hint: Walter Reed Medical Center. Both the president and Trevor Benson, the fictional … more
To the Editor: You might be surprised to see a doctor writing a prescription for healthy voting, but you shouldn’t be. The COVID-19 pandemic has made voting itself a health issue in 2020. Just … more
If you long for January, when things were “normal,” you are not alone. We may not have liked everything then, but we at least knew how to navigate our lives. Since March everything has turned … more
North Carolina, like most of the country, has become increasingly polarized in our political thinking and behavior. But what does that really mean? Well, we know it doesn’t mean that all North … more
Election season energizes me. I inventory the issues that are most important to me and consider the candidates who will best express my values in their public work. My wife and I plan the best time … more
“Now I’ve been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating?” Those lyrics are from the song “Peace Train” written by Cat Stevens in 1971, but the verses … more
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