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May 27, 2017

There are those who complain about capitalism yet they do not offer an alternative to capitalism.

The claim that workers create wealth is a bit farfetched. If workers created wealth, then each and every one of them would be well-off, if not millionaires. As we know, this is not the case. Workers…

May 27, 2017

The state Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month, cutting nearly a third of the state appropriation for one of the nation’s oldest law schools.

The official explanation from the Republican-controlled Senate is that we have too many lawyers in North…

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May 27, 2017

Some will say that snakes are bad and snakes should all be killed.

That's crazy.

Snakes aren't good or bad; they're just snakes. The outside is their natural habitat.

Your natural habitat is in your house. If someone uninvited comes into your house, you attack them.

That is what a snake…

May 26, 2017

After reading the Bible aloud over Rocky Mount for only three years we have made some amazing discoveries. God has been listening even as we pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God’s word is God’s will and his will for Rocky Mount is good. Things…

May 26, 2017

The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working for them; that basic institutions like the family and communities are falling apart; that we have a college educated elite…

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May 26, 2017

I talk to veterans routinel, and they are extremely happy with the health care they receive.

This is something dreamed up by the media.

Most of the vets I know are Vietnam-era vets.Instead of getting on a waiting list, they tell me that the VA is calling them up and asking them to come in for a…

May 25, 2017

Which side are you on? Are you with Donald Trump, or with the Washington insiders who want to undo his election? Do you favor the legitimate president of the United States, or an unelected “deep state” – bureaucrats, judges, former FBI directors, the media – that’s…

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May 25, 2017

At the time, she was the biggest star in Hollywood. The year was 1963. In the eyes of many, including the Vatican, she was a wariton, wicked woman,

Liz Taylor was the star of the movie Cleopatra. It was the biggest screen production since “Gone with the Wind.” Taylor was 32, at the…

May 25, 2017

Hillary Clinton is coming out now and saying she lost the election because of Director James Comey of the FBI or she lost because of the Russians’ involvement.

No, Hillary, you lost the election because you were a terrible candidate and because people don't like you and they don't trust you.…

May 24, 2017

Some might find this column tasteless, but there is no denying that the unexpected need to replace a U.S. senator last week would have set off a political firestorm in Raleigh.

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed while running a 5K race in Washington. Initial reports said he needed CPR…

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