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RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, … more
This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks … more
What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in … more
Viewers tune them out; voters hate them; and researchers call them ineffective. But attack ads continue chewing up airtime as the slow march to Election Day becomes a six-week sprint. Campaigns … more
North Carolina is facing an education crisis. The dilemma is easily understood, but not so easy to resolve: How to educate students in a pandemic?  We saw what happened when our universities … more
Weekly Devotional 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV) “Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary … more
I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private … more
In an America bitterly divided over protests and politics, the least familiar part of our Constitution’s First Amendment may be the most endangered: the right to peacefully protest. That … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other … more
I hope the statute of limitations has run out on any of my violations of the Hatch Act and campaign contribution limits during the unconventional warfare exercises in the North Carolina Sandhills in … more
President Donald Trump’s critics are branding him a bigot again. This time, they’re crying wolf.  At Trump’s behest, the Office of Management and Budget told federal … more
Democrats are haunted this year by election ghosts. They’re suffering a form of PTSD — Past-Tuesdays Stress Disorder. They’re haunted by 1968: “The riots and protests will … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan … more
I always tell students and folks at my presentations to watch the Federal Reserve.  While the president and Congress get most of the attention in Washington, the Federal Reserve also wields … more
RALEIGH — You surely recognize the name Frederick Douglass and know the major role he played in American history after escaping his enslavement in Maryland in 1838. You may even know that the … more
If Ander Christensen doesn’t parlay his viral video stardom into a political campaign, there might be a federal government job waiting for him. The Nebraska man made an impassioned plea to … more
North Carolina and our nation have a crisis more critical than the pandemic. It is a moral crisis — the crisis of racism. I went to segregated public schools and can remember the Pitt County … more
Do you ever wonder who you really are and where you come from? Well, now the answers are right at your fingertips, or rather inside your cheek. Saliva is teeming with genetic information for … more
Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have … more
The world is somewhere I never expected it to be today. What better a time to incorporate lifestyle change than now, right? Within the present social climate, I hope to assist you in becoming … more
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