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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
I think an old college flame is trying to reconnect with me. Trying to interest me in “getting back together,” as they say. It began with some unsolicited email messages and me poking … more
A president failed to overturn an election; an insurrection against Congress and the vice president failed; and the Senate acquitted former president Trump of inciting that insurrection in his second … more
I’m the youngest of the three sons born to my mother and father. Years ago and years after I came to be, I learned that there almost was a fourth one of us — except that my mom suffered a … more
After the terrible winter storms last week, we saw image after image of human misery in Texas. Millions were forced to endure freezing temperatures without electrical power not only because of the … more
The biblical story of creation as found in the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis is neither a scientific essay nor a proof text. It is a poem — a hymn to the goodness of God. God pronounced … more
“I can’t believe this. I really can’t. My mom signed me up for the PTA. I think I am going to faint. What will everyone say when they find out? Or maybe they won’t. Maybe I won’t let them. … more
Whenever it is that we look back in our rear-view mirrors at the age of COVID-19, it’s becoming starkly obvious we’ll do it from a different place, a different perspective. The world will … more
T0 the editor: As I write this, there are more than 3,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of North Carolina. This disease’s rapid and untraceable spread throughout our country demands … more
“Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020,” according to last week’s news reports. For males the average life expectancy is now 75.1 … more
Long ago and far away when I was a mere lad, my Mama was fond of saying, among other things, that there was a “big difference between faith and knowledge.” Usually she then would cite some … more
I understand the wisdom of not judging a book by its cover, but the maxim aside, it was precisely the cover of “Ill Wind,” a novel by James Hilton, that caught my eye about 10 years ago as I … more
Our mother died last year before reaching her 86th birthday. She didn’t die from COVID-19, but the awful avalanche of complications that arose while trying to arrange medical care during the … more
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