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December 11, 2016

China Daily

(The Dec. 2) phone call between Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, which broke the nearly four decades of U.S. diplomatic practice, came as a striking move but it does not bear the same importance as it seems to be.

For Trump, it exposed nothing but his…

December 11, 2016

The issue: State residents are about to experience a the political dynamic of a Democratic governor working with a Republican Legislature.

Our position: The political scenario can result in a healthy, creative relationship, which benefits all state residents. Or, it can become a horrible, partisan…

December 10, 2016

A federal judge in Michigan has finally halted the recount in Michigan sighting Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

This ruling now officially gives Michigan’s 16 electoral votes to Donald Trump who won that state. The court said Stein,…

December 10, 2016

The Wall Street Journal

 

The belief among Democrats that a Republican could never win another presidential election was apparently so firm that they're still in a state of shock. They're even more stunned that Donald Trump has dared to name an ObamaCare critic as his health-care point man…

December 09, 2016

At first I was certain that the unwarranted angst and fear caused by Donald Trump's blowout victory over Hillary was merely pretense but now I'm not so certain. Seeing Fox News Steve Doocy's sidewalk interviews last Wednesday with passer byes makes me wonder if there's more to the situation than…

December 09, 2016

The Fayetteville Observer

The Charlotte police officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott was exonerated last week. And while there was some dissatisfaction with Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray's report, there was no rioting, no violent reaction, not even peaceful protest marches.

The finding…

December 09, 2016

There's been talk among some conservatives and Republicans that Democrats are plotting to "Bork" the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That's not right. What Democrats really hope to do is to "Ashcroft" the man soon-to-be Minority Leader Charles Schumer likes to call "my good…

December 08, 2016

I believe in angels and have so believed all my adult life. Angels come in all sizes, colors and nationalities. They can be your friends, relatives, school teachers, students, our children and total strangers. There are also the unknown that keep us from harm.

I was in the check out line at Walmart…

December 08, 2016

Whoever invented the sentence, "Drain the swamp," is a poet in the sense Wallace Stevens meant when he wrote that "the poet creates the world to which we turn ... without knowing it."

Whoever invented the phrases "death panels," "pro-life,"... and "build a wal," are also poets in the…

December 08, 2016

RALEIGH — In what direction will North Carolina go under a Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper, and a Republican General Assembly? There are three possibilities.

The least likely scenario — but the one that progressives in North Carolina desperately hope to engineer — is a U-…

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