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If I had predicted a year ago that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would retire, that the best receiver in the NFL, Antonio Brown would be out of football, and that a relatively unknown LSU quarterback named Joe Burrow would be the No. 1 pick in the college draft, you all would ha…


Tuesday, July 07, 2020

President Donald Trump was asked in May by a reporter: "Do you wish you had done anything differently concerning the coronavirus?" "No," was his answer. At the time, there had been nearly 100,000 deaths and more than 1.5 million cases of COVID-19 in our country. (There are now nearly 130,000…

Asked by a reporter that given his age, 77 years, if he’d been tested for any mental decline, the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, responded by declaring, “I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open enrollment among district schools, and aid to private-school students who have special needs or modest household incomes — the challenge of COVID-19 presents you with an excellent opportunity to reconsider your position.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the Confederacy's Shenandoah Valley campaigns.

The events of recent weeks — beginning with the tragic police murders of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks and culminating in the most diverse coalition of protesters for equal justice that this nation has ever seen — have opened color-blind eyes and tone-deaf ears. Congress must seize this moment to address systemic racism in America.


Sunday, July 05, 2020
Friday, July 03, 2020

In the world of science there is no more prestigious institution than Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory. It is home to more than two centuries of Nobel Prize-winning research, including the discovery of the structure of DNA. Inscribed over its entrance of this institution are these…