October 18, 2017

If the rules for Raleigh’s municipal elections had applied to last year’s governor’s race, Pat McCrory would have had the power to send voters back to the polls in December. It would have been the same election without the Libertarian candidate – and given Gov. Roy…


October 18, 2017

Much has been said about draining the swamp in Washington, D.C., for decades, but little has been done about it. Not because President Donald Trump is not trying to, but because both parties are so deeply embedded in it. There are liberal progressives on the left and on the right, but the deeply…

October 18, 2017

As I recall the first Speak Up call had to do with the price of gasoline. There was no mention of diesel fuel prices.

Most of the heavy goods in this country including food and merchandise, are transported by big rigs over the road, but they burn diesel fuel. Passenger cars burn gasoline.…

October 17, 2017

There is an abiding dream in the tech world that when all the planet’s people and data are connected it will be a better place. That may prove true. But getting there is turning into a nightmare – a world where billions of people are connected but without sufficient legal…


October 17, 2017

I would just like to comment on all this controversy about Cam Newton's response to a female reporter.

I cannot understand why so many people were upset by what he said.

If you don't get offended by your president when any and everything comes out of his mouth, nothing should offend you.…

October 16, 2017

Respect has gone! Rebellion is on the rampage. Rebellion is of the devil. It started with Adam and Eve and will continue until Jesus the Christ sends him to the Lake of Fire forever. You see, Jesus the Christ seeks true worshippers of spirit and truth. Satan goes to and fro on the earth seeking who…

October 16, 2017

Thanks to Ivana Trump’s new memoir, we now know that Donald Trump once did have a dog. Well, actually it was Ivana’s. A poodle named Chappy. And Donald didn’t like him.

Nevertheless, this appears to be the closest our current president ever came to having a pet, so attention must…


October 16, 2017

It is weird getting take-out dinner at the gas station.

I've done it and it feels weird every time.

You are supposed to get nabs and a soda from the gas station.

October 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s reckless move on Friday to end federal reimbursement payments to health insurance companies will only exacerbate the problems afflicting the country’s health care system and likely drive insurance premiums out of reach for millions of Americans.

Those payments,…

October 15, 2017

It is critical for children to have a healthy start. Yet the first few years of a baby’s life are also some of the most confusing and scary times for a new mom, and it’s hard for her to navigate the sea of information and emotions and know what’s best for her baby.

Enter Nurse-…

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