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August 31, 2016 - 20 minutes ago

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part column.

I was taught by some little nuns in grade school; you had better believe that they were strict. They had lots of rules about behavior. Among them was one on lying: it was simple — no lying. Now, to keep you from…

August 31, 2016 - 20 minutes ago

Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. H. Bush were competent and arguably excellent presidents. But the incompetence of George W. Bush is largely why Americans are disillusioned today.

After the U.S. suffered the multiple attacks of 9/11, then President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney led…

August 31, 2016 - 20 minutes ago

The only problem I have with the motto, "In God We Trust," is that it isn't true. We trust (depend on) our government. We trust our Constitution. We trust our military machine. We trust our social systems. We trust our electronic gadgets. We trust our insurance policies (car,…

August 31, 2016 - 20 minutes ago

I am not the first and won't be the last to remark on how utterly bizarre aspects of this campaign season are. Let's start with the fact that there were some serious adults with actual executive experience and plausible capacity for moral leadership in the mix not long ago as potential general-…

August 30, 2016

RALEIGH – If you've never visited the state Legislative Building in Raleigh, it's worth your time, and not only because it's where your state lawmakers conduct their daily business when in session.

It's an architectural curiosity for a number of reasons, including its unique — some…

August 30, 2016

RALEIGH — Election season may not be the best time to go looking for sober reflection or respectful dialogue. For example, consider what happened recently when professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill got wind of a new project on campus, created and funded by state…

August 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – Turkish troops crossed the border into Syria on Wednesday and together with Syrian rebels took back the ISIS-held town of Jarabulus, with the United States providing air support.

August 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's supporters can pretend otherwise, but deep down they must know the truth: Trump has been playing them for fools all along.

August 29, 2016

In 2013 the North Carolina Legislature implemented election reforms that included fewer early-voting days, voter ID and elimination of same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting.

August 28, 2016

Well it seems that Councilman Darius Horton has his driving privilege restored for now. It remains to be seen just how long it will take before his scofflaw attitude on the road results in another suspension or revocation.

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