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January 24, 2017

 “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell among robbers, who beat him, and stripped him, and left him for dead.”

So begins one of the most famous of Jesus' stories: the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It's an ironic title, given that, in Jesus' day,…

January 24, 2017

We have reached a new low in our great Democratic country when our President-elect Donald Trump equates our CIA agency to the Nazis. It’s a dangerous place to start your presidency by picking a fight with our CIA community. It can’t end well. We all know that the President of the USA…

January 24, 2017

Back in January, 2015 I wrote that Bob Steinburg and Bill Cook were the dynamic duo of eastern North Carolina politics and I thoroughly believed that by reason of their selfless devotion to serving our state for little compensation and a load of heartburn. It's really a thankless job and I was…

January 24, 2017

In his farewell address to the nation in January 1961 two-term president and five-star general Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation of a serious threat to our republic when he stated, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought…

January 24, 2017

RALEIGH — Whether the frame of reference is North Carolina or the nation as a whole, no one can dispute the fact that there is a partisan divide — and that it has been growing.

If you look at public opinion surveys over time, you will find that the median Democratic voter is more…

January 23, 2017

The purpose of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington was unclear to me until I read a New York Times description of one of the four organizers: “A Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American Muslim racial justice and civil-rights activist” who encouraged participants to come to the…

January 23, 2017

We have a new president and many people witnessed yet again the traditions that accompany our transition to a new executive.

January 23, 2017

Words cannot describe the utter contempt that I and millions of Americans feel for former President Barack Obama. In one of his last  anti-American gestures, Obama commuted the sentence of former Army Private Chelsea Manning, allowing this despicable traitor to be released from prison in May.…

January 23, 2017

During the Christmas season there was a political cartoon that portrayed Donald Trump as a Jedi Knight from the “Star Wars” movies. The cartoon was obviously intended to lampoon the then-president elect. But let's talk about politics and Star Wars shall we?

In the “Star…

January 22, 2017

Along with the pomp and circumstance that typically accompany presidential inaugurations, Friday’s ceremony installing Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States was marked by boycotts and witnessed by the most politically divided nation since the 1960s.

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