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April 01, 2018

Dear readers and friends, they say that everything must come to an end somewhere and sometime, and this offering will be my final offering of The Billboard.

No, I haven't been fired nor asked to drop the column. This is my own decision, due to minor health problems that have drained my energy and…

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March 31, 2018

President Trump's most urgent political problem doesn't involve Robert Mueller, Stormy Daniels, Vladimir Putin or the hundreds of thousands of voters who marched for gun control. Rather, it's that his diehard supporters might be starting to realize how thoroughly he has played them for suckers.

On…

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March 30, 2018

I asked that question recently in a column about some of our state’s influential people who could take the places of the late UNC president William Friday, Duke professor John Hope Franklin, and other smart, public-spirited, and influential people who helped shape our opinions and inspired…

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March 29, 2018

It was bound to happen here, how could it not?

State legislatures across the nation have been rocked by sexual harassment scandals. The allegations against Rep. Duane Hall, D-Wake, had been swirling around for awhile, but it took one of the women moving to a different state for them to finally…

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March 28, 2018

Here's a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for anyone to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years later? For example, who would have thought that we'd have cellphones, Bluetooth technology, small powerful computers, LASIK and airplanes with…

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March 27, 2018

More so than any other school shooting, the recent Parkland, Florida, tragedy has inspired North Carolina politicians to do something.

But what's the something? Everyone seems to have a different idea, and it's unclear what — if anything — has enough support to pass the legislature.…

Colin Campbell

March 25, 2018

As "60 Minutes" prepares to air its interview with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, conservative Christians are being accused of hypocrisy. How can so-called "values voters" continue to stand with President Trump despite revelations that he allegedly had affairs with a porn star and a Playboy…

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March 24, 2018

I knew Lynn was good. I just didn’t know how good until I read that Lynn Good’s total compensation package had doubled in the past two years. Good is the CEO of Duke Energy, the second largest electricity producer in the nation and her 2017 compensation totaled $21.4 million.

Without…

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March 23, 2018

It's not your imagination. Donald Trump's occupancy of the White House is every bit as insane, corrupt and dangerous as you might fear. Witness this jaw-dropping message to the sitting president of the United States from the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

"When the full extent…

Eugene Robinson

March 22, 2018

President Trump denies having an affair with an adult film actress named Stormy Daniels. Yet his lawyer and close confidant Michael Cohen paid Stormy $130,000 — using fake names and shell corporations — to buy her silence on the eve of the 2016 election.

There are only a few…

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