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April 25, 2017

Last week, the state of Arkansas, which had executed exactly nobody since 2005, put to death Ledell Lee for the crime of murdering Debra Reese in 1993. Why now — 11 years after the last execution, 24 years after the crime? Because the chemicals used for lethal injection were about to expire.…

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April 25, 2017

We are so divided now.

We go to our own movies, we listen to our own music, we have our own political candidates.

Sports is the only thing we do together.

We all watch the same games, the Super Bowl, the NCAA championship, ACC etc.

Sports is the only thing that unites us.…

April 24, 2017

Let’s consider the case of the wrong-way warships.

Last week, North Korea was planning a big celebration in honor of its founder’s birthday. For North Koreans, holiday fun is short on barbecues and high on weaponry. The big parade in Pyongyang featured monster canisters that…

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April 24, 2017

The chief selling point for the Christian faith in America is the promise of eternal life.

It is the same reason the emperor in ancient Rome made Christianity the state religion.

Men do not necessarily want to be good, but men want to be immortal.

April 23, 2017

An audit report released Friday by the N.C. State Board of Elections certainly puts the issue of voter fraud in North Carolina into perspective.

An investigation into the 2016 election found that 508 people who weren’t eligible to vote cast ballots last November, a small fraction of the 4.8…

April 23, 2017

A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea — because it discourages the purchase of plants and equipment, and, thus, job creation and income growth.

Here in our…

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April 23, 2017

Here is the perfect example of compromised justice.

A Pitt County man selling heroin for years to Greenville and surrounding counties including Nash and Edgecombe received a minimal sentence of almost 19 years but is able to reduce that with good behavior.

The sad part of this is that we the people…

April 23, 2017

There are a lot of problems out there, but I cannot believe that erectile dysfunction is a major problem confronting this country.

Yet we are deceived with commercials, one after the other, talking about how to take care of ED.

These are the types of things that used to be discussed in private with…

April 23, 2017

I do not know what the percentage of LGBT people are that live in North Carolina, but the protections they are being offered, in my opinion, are really on the unnecessary side.

I haven't heard many women say they are OK with themselves or their daughters being in a bathroom with a guy who says he…

April 22, 2017

This is the story of how two North Carolina legislatures approached court reform -- one with prudent professionalism and the other with seat-of-the-pants politics.

This is the 50th anniversary of a major overhaul of North Carolina's court system, essentially creating the modern system of District…

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