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RALEIGH — New research by two North Carolina State University professors has brought into stark relief the following facts: America is in a debt crisis, our economy is suffering as a result and … more
What happened to two of Jesus’ followers later in the day after the women had seen the empty tomb? I’ll give you a hint. These followers were walking to a village called Emmaus. Some of you have … more
One of my favorite parts of the church service on Easter morning is the hymns that we sing — hymns about Jesus being low in the grave and then arising, hymns about how excited we are about Jesus’ … more
RALEIGH — Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In … more
My eye doctor had long told me I had cataracts that were making my vision unable to be improved by glasses and were, in addition, slowly making my vision even worse as my natural lenses became more … more
When I think of a palm tree, I think of tropical, beachy areas such as Miami. And I think of lying under that tree, soaking in the hot sunrays and sipping on a cold glass of Diet Coke. If I … more
Here it is only a few short days until the April 15 deadline for Americans to pay their taxes, and tensions are high as Americans are discovering that the Republicans’ “great tax cut” of 2017 … more
RALEIGH — After Durham businessman Greg Lindberg, state Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes and two of Lindberg’s business associates were indicted in an alleged bribery scheme, advocates of … more
Trying to knock off the Affordable Care Act after nine years of trying unsuccessfully is foolish. Trying to do so without any alternative, better or not, is cruel as well as foolish. The … more
RALEIGH — As a policy analyst and opinion journalist, I have spent much of my career advocating the expansion of choice and competition in education. I purposefully use both of those terms, because … more
As I looked at the bare altar at the front of our church last Sunday, I remembered the saying that we don’t appreciate something until it’s gone. No beautiful flower arrangement graced the … more
RALEIGH — Health care costs too much. Are we agreed? Great. Perhaps now we can discuss the more interesting question of what policymakers should do about the problem. There are dozens of … more
Last week’s announcement that the Mueller report had finally been completed meant no more waiting and suspense, but it doesn’t mean President Trump’s problems are ended or the mysteries … more
How many tongues do we have? If we’re talking about the muscle in our mouth that allows us to speak, then, of course, each of us owns only one, but that one’s very important. The Bible talks a … more
On Monday night I was graciously welcomed and given a nice meal of Gardner’s Barbecue and fried shrimp at the Nash County Republican Party’s county convention at Nash Community College. At … more
I’d like to start this week’s column by proclaiming something. I don’t have any money. Well, I have some money, but it’s allocated to bills and such. I make enough to put a roof over our … more
Did you hear about the fox in France that sneaked into the hen house, thinking he was going to enjoy a tasty meal? What Mr. Fox didn’t realize was the hen house contained 3,000 chickens, and before … more
In my spiritual journey, I’m always looking for a good self-help book based in spirituality and have been reading a lot of books by authors such as Paulo Cuelho, Eckhart Tolle and Lao Tzu. … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met on Sunday, a nice, warm day. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Dianne Tucker in honor of her … more
The national newspapers have some catchy marketing slogans — “Democracy dies in darkness’’ from the Washington Post and “The truth is more important now than ever” from the New York … more
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