June 24, 2018

Columnist Stephan Moore says America has a new spring in its step. After a decade of weakness, the American economy is the envy of the world today.

A recent Bloomberg article reports: "The U.S. dethroned Hong Kong to retake first place among the world's most competitive economies, thanks to faster…

June 24, 2018

Call it the "electric fence presidency."

President Donald Trump — always confident, always exuberant, always selling — crashes forward with the policies and people he embraces until he hits a shocking obstacle and falls back, at first stunned and disbelieving, but resolving…


June 23, 2018

“Whoever thought I was going to live so long?” my 96-year-old mother asked. She isn’t alone. About 10,000 of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age — meaning one half are younger and one half older — was 33. By 2016 that number had escalated…

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June 23, 2018

I participated in the Red4ed teacher's rally in Raleigh on May 16. We, the educators 20,000 strong, began our march from the N.C. Association of Educators building, ending at the state legislative building. The hot mugging sun, suddenly changed into a torrential rain, did not divert us.

The public-…

June 22, 2018

For many Palestinians, May 14, 2018, was a Day of Infamy. Peaceful unarmed protesters gathered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the forced expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their lands in 1948, marking the founding of Israel. They were gunned down by…

June 22, 2018

The sweeping outrage over President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents is a welcome sign of our nation's moral and civic health. Ripping apart the family bond was too much even for some of Trump's most fervent apologists to take.

In the end, Trump had to back off, a…


June 21, 2018

"President Trump has diligently and successfully gone about fulfilling his promises to the pro-life voters who worked so hard to elect him, and it has been a privilege to stand with him to defend the innocent unborn," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, at the…


June 21, 2018

My youngest grandson just completed his first week of John Thompson’s Basketball Development Day Camp at North Carolina Wesleyan College. It was an incredible experience that focused on skill, being a good team member, character, good sportsmanship and a healthy dose of being a better person…

June 21, 2018

As a governor-appointed State of North Carolina Martin Luther King Jr. commissioner, I would like to celebrate the diligent talents of Mrs. Joanna Hale and her students.

It was a privilege to attend the production of “Back to the 80s” at the Imperial Centre. Students of various cultures…

June 20, 2018

Growing up in Eastern North Carolina, I remember a time when our towns, communities and counties were flourishing. It was an idyllic place to grow up, and I had dreams of a similar life for my children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, times changed. Jobs were lost. Poverty increased. Friends and…

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