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I was 16-years-old, living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I was in the car with my mother, on a dark road, on our way to pick up my father from his second-shift job. Two police officers pulled us over for a trumped-up traffic violation. Read more

Friday, July 10, 2020

This was the most unusual July 4th holiday most of us ever experienced. It just wasn’t the same without the traditional bands, parades, fireworks and cookouts. With all we’ve been through the first half of this year we could have used a little more red, white and blue celebration. But it was a good time for reflection on patriotism. Read more

North Carolina’s “headline” unemployment rate in May was 12.9%. That’s the highest monthly rate since the Great Depression. But on a number of occasions during the month, I talked with North Carolina restauranteurs and other business owners who were struggling to fill vacancies as they reopened. Read more