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June 24, 2017

State lawmakers said they were shocked at the findings of a five-part investigative series by The Charlotte Observer into North Carolina’s prison system — as well they should be.

The series found a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence, sometimes abetted by correctional officers.…

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June 24, 2017

I read with disgust that our sheriffs are opposed to certain aspects of Republican-sponsored HB 746, the Omnibus Gun Control Law. As for me, HB 746 doesn’t go nearly far enough in restoring my God-given rights under the Second Amendment (otherwise known as shoot-em-all-let-God-sort-em-out).…

June 24, 2017

That's too much to ask going to a cash free society and demanding of people that they get a debit card.

For heaven's sake they cannot get a photo ID card so how do you expect them to get a debit card?

June 23, 2017

Here the Republicans go again. Tax cuts that benefit America’s wealthiest businesses and individuals. When will working class individuals learn that this party doesn't give a damn about their economic well being or the economic well being of the nation?

Lets look at some facts. This nation is…

June 23, 2017

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball field in suburban Virginia is that the motivations of the shooter were unusual. By which I mean that, based on what we know, James Hodgkinson had surprisingly normal political beliefs. He hated Donald…

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June 22, 2017

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas.

Now I…

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June 22, 2017

There is no freedom without economic freedom. Some would be of the opinion that free speech, the right to free expression, that’s freedom. Others might say, no, no, freedom of religion. That’s real freedom.

But unless one has the rights to the fruits of his labor, i.e., economic freedom,…

June 22, 2017

Amelia Earhart will live forever.

Her name will go on forever because of her courage.

Fifty years from now, little school girls will not know the names of Kim Kardashian or Vanna White, but they will remember and know the name of Amelia Earhart.

She died in the 1930s.

That's amazing.…

June 21, 2017

Some 60 years ago, Rachel Carson warned that we ignore our unity with our environment at our peril and any harmful substances released into the environment will return in time to create problems for humankind. Many folks give this unpretentious author of “Silent Spring”,…

June 21, 2017

Decades from now, the most enduring and defining mark of this Republican legislature may well be charter schools.

In 2011, Republicans came to power intent on lifting the 100-school cap that had existed since the mid-1990s. This school year, 168 charters operated in the state, educating more than…

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