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RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of … more
In science and philosophy, it’s called “Occam’s Razor:” the problem-solving principle that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The rule applies to politics. … more
RALEIGH — While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which … more
North Carolina has experienced just about everything imaginable this year, so with one month to go, let’s look at what to expect.  Our COVID-weary people are starving for some good … more
North Carolina may never see another Democratic governor like Roy Cooper. In fact, we may never see another Democratic statewide candidate like him. By “like him,” I mean Democratic … more
Titus 1:9 (ESV) “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” For every … more
I will try to acknowledge and/or answer letters to the editor. Thank you, Mr. McHenry, for your letter to the editor (“Farm Boy Economist offers confusing perspective,” Nov. 19) concerning my … more
RALEIGH — When the Associated Press and other news organizations asked North Carolina voters for their perspectives on the just-concluded 2020 elections, there was no shortage of … more
Illnesses are ignored and chronic conditions go untreated as the coronavirus crisis conspires to keep Americans away from their family doctors. More than a third of primary care physicians had … more
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most … more
Even though, like many, I have been working at home for the past eight months, I am still able to interact with people. Thanks to modern technology, my presentations to groups have … more
I love the Thanksgiving service when the congregation sings “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” and “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” Usually, the … more
Let’s start with the caveat: This is not “clean.” The subject matter does not lend itself to personal qualifiable and quantifiable analysis. To be sure, full-time statisticians and accountants … more
The holidays are quickly approaching and so it is important to take time caring for one another. Each year Granville Central High School participates in a service project to give back to our … more
1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 (ESV) “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
In four days, a once-obscure social network that’s been around since 2018 saw its user base swell by 4.5 million people, claimed the top spot on smartphone app download charts and trolled … more
Psalm 139:4 (ESV) “For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.” Do you always feel like you have something you want to say, but don’t know how to … more
My objective is to effect a cut in Granville County property taxes. In years past, we would do our best to vet candidates for their various policy views then mark and distribute a sample ballot … more
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