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The region's health director on Friday described the milestones reached this week of 200,000 COVID-19 cases in North Carolina and 200,000 virus-related deaths in the U.S. as "a stark reminder of the impact of the pandemic."

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Friday, September 25, 2020

In most professions, the more education you receive the greater your expertise. The reverse appears true in the field of education, where additional years of schooling and advanced degrees increase the likelihood that you’ll become part of the problem rather than the solution — viewing every challenge through the distorted lens of bureaucracy, budgets, codewords and fads, hallmarks of education’s bloated and ineffectual establishment.

North Carolina is already the homeschooling capital of the United States. Now the attraction of this education option is soaring higher than ever — thanks not to the actions of its proponents but to the antics of its opponents.

Sure as autumn leaves turn color and fall is the inevitable political debate season now upon us. If you are old enough to remember the Kennedy-Nixon debates, you will recall the time when there was real substance to debates; they have evolved into made-for-television spectacles that are neither good television nor very informative.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mitch McConnell texted me the other day with an urgent message! If Democrats are elected, particularly Joe Biden, then America will be lost to socialism! Ok, so Mitch actually texted every breathing Republican with the same message looking for money — not just me. But it was a stark warning to voters, playing on fears about some huge Democratic plot to undermine our economy and allow the government to control everything.


Friday, September 25, 2020
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