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October 21, 2017

The popular gloom notwithstanding, we’re actually living in an era of astounding progress. We’ve seen the greatest reduction in global poverty in history. As Steven Pinker has documented, we’ve seen a steady decline in wars and armed conflict. The U.S. economy is the best…

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October 21, 2017

Around here, hurricane season is something to be dreaded.

The season which runs from June 1 through Dec. 1 (but really from Sept. 1-Nov.1) carries with it great apprehension for residents of Eastern North Carolina.

it wasn’t always this way. For the longest time, hurricane season was…

October 21, 2017

Hooray for Perry LaGrange and Julia Manning, who write letters to the editor.

They research and tell the unbiased truth.

We get tired of foolish, biased and leftist letters who are also racists.

Thank you and please keep them coming Julia and Perry.

October 20, 2017

Here we go again with support for the illegal acts of former President Barack Obama and his administration.

Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act authorized the payments to insurance companies. The insurances companies had to notify the federal government of the amount of their price reductions,…

October 20, 2017

I remember reading a nursery rhyme about four and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie, and that got a big “YUCK” out of me. I also knew what a magpie bird is, but I had never heard of a “pie bird” until recently, when my daughter began telling us that she had found the cutest…

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October 20, 2017

I would just like to thank those people who live on Falls Road and who fly their American flag at their homes every day.

I normally drive Falls Road six days per week and I wanted to say seeing Old Glory take the breeze just lifts the heart of this old retired veteran.

I salute each flag as I drive…

October 19, 2017

There are villains out there of infinitely greater consequence than the one I’m about to describe, and the news of late teems with them. But surely we still have the levity, and the taste buds, to look past the White House and beyond Hollywood and tremble before a lesser boogeyman.…

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October 19, 2017

I am sorry for the woman who has to make all of the decisions herself.

Men need to be dads 24/7 and help with homework, dishes and all decisions and be at all meals as a family.

Parenting takes two.

It is time for men to man up as dads.

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…

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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…

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