Friday, March 05, 2021

Back when I started working (in 1964) the minimum wage was $1.25, a Hardee’s hamburger was 15 cents, a gallon of gas 29 cents, a haircut was 75 cents, and you could get a meat and two in many restaurants for $1.50. Rent for an apartment was around $115 per month.

Donald Trump showed up at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and reminded everyone why, with all his provocations, so many are still on board with him.

Our country is being steered by liberals who believe that the way to “success” is through victimhood. Shoehorn yourself in to their ever-expanding category of victimhood to get your “free” stuff. Don’t concern yourself with the cost, that burden falls on the “bad man” who deserves the implic…

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionally, there is evidence of increased emotional problems in children, partly because they miss social interaction with other students.

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionally, there is evidence of increased emotional problems in children, partly because they miss social interaction with other students.

Kathleen Parker, writing in the Washington Post, says, “To those Republicans who can read: The party isn‘t doomed; it’s dead. The chance to move away from Trumpism, toward a more respectful, civilized approach to governance has slipped away. Anyone who doesn’t speak out against the myths and…

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Editor’s note: This column by Phil Lucey was originally published in The Daily Advance on Feb. 7. It’s being reprinted here because of the serious attention we believe this issue warrants.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Editor’s note: This column by Phil Lucey was originally published in The Daily Advance on Feb. 7. It’s being reprinted here because of the serious attention we believe this issue warrants.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebted) federal government.

“You don’t have to be a genius to succeed in politics,” the late Robert F. Kennedy once told a friend of mine. “But you do have to be able to count.”

Sunday, February 28, 2021

It’s one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters’ plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College?

If you only ever read The Washington Post or The New York Times and watch MSNBC, you might believe conservatives have nothing to say about race. The view that conservatives are racists is prominent in academia, too. The “Southern Strategy” theory argues the GOP built its Southern base by appealing to white racism. The theory that conservatives are racist ignores the effects conservative policies can have on racial justice.

President Biden faces a tough choice on immigration. Does he accept compromises that advance some, but not all, items on his reform agenda? Or does he insist on the sort of all-or-nothing strategy that has failed repeatedly since President Reagan signed the last comprehensive overhaul in 1986?

Friday, February 26, 2021

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionally, there is evidence of increased emotional problems in children, partly because they miss social interaction with other students.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Republican North Carolina U.S. Sen. Richard Burr voted his conscience in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, putting the good of the country ahead of his party. He shares that honor with only six other GOP senators who voted to impeach Donald Trump. North Carolina can be proud of him.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021