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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-…

December 08, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory finally conceded the 2016 election to Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday, Dec. 5, but he actually lost the race on March 23 when he signed the sweeping anti-LGBT law House Bill 2.

That not only created a firestorm of protest and boycotts and damaged the state’s…

December 07, 2016

Our President-Elect Donald Trump tells us he’s going to drain the swamp when he gets to the White House. But now he is filling it with alligators from Wall Street. To my mind billionaires from Goldman-Sachs are not the best “drainers” of the swamp.

Sadly, our President-elect…

December 07, 2016

WASHINGTON — Fake news leads eventually to real tragedy. It almost got there Sunday when an idiot brought a loaded assault rifle into a Washington pizzeria, firing at least one shot, in an attempt to "self-investigate" a preposterous made-up conspiracy theory.

No one was hurt — this…

December 06, 2016

Claims that Steve Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist,  is anti-Semitic have been widely reported. These claims are that in his role at Breitbart News, he supported statements that were anti-Israel and that he is not fit to serve in the Trump administration. But the…

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