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When small-business owners said it, authorities ignored them. When coronavirus skeptics said it, their fellow citizens scoffed. Now that federal judges are saying it, however, even governors are … more
Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV) “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones … more
“And he can take a punch.” A former colleague was describing John Gleeson, who popped into the news last week when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan appointed him to an unusual … more
A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There … more
It’s equally true in politics and firefighting: The smoke can kill you quicker than the flames. Whether or not Sen. Richard Burr faces insider trading charges, and whether or not he’s … more
For a while, it appeared North Carolina’s leaders were heading down the road of bipartisan cooperation, something we can all applaud. But in recent days, that journey has taken a partisan … more
RALEIGH — So far, the federal government has agreed to borrow some $4 billion and then transfer the money to North Carolina state and local governments to address the health, education and … more
1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV) “But you are a chose race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness … more
Back in November, and actually through January, my husband and I tried to make reservations at Angus Barn in Raleigh. We had something special to celebrate and thought that would be a good place. We … more
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports? Now we know. And it isn’t fun. No NCAA basketball tournament. No traditional Major League Baseball Opening Days. No professional … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader and more reflective of the varying conditions across the … more
What do you give an aging man on his birthday during this time of deadly pandemic? As an important birthday milestone approaches for me, my children and grandchildren may be wondering what in the … more
The coronavirus crisis continues to be “the” story of our day. Few events have hit our lives and our economy with such force. We anxiously watch the daily data on cases and deaths, hoping … more
When it comes to freedom of speech, Generation Z is like a chemistry student who aces the written test but flunks the lab experiment. Students support First Amendment rights in theory but often … more
Weekly Devotional 1 Peter 1:3 (ESV) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the … more
We finally have some sports to talk about after the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The event was done virtually with everyone announcing their picks via video chat. There were some big moments … more
The racist TikTok video that roiled a Georgia high school could have been a teachable moment. But administrators chose excommunication over education. Carrollton City Schools swiftly expelled two … more
James 1:2-4 (ESV) “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full … more
The Xtreme Football League announced April 10 that it had suspended operations and laid off all of its workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This spelled out the end of the spring football … more
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to fix campus kangaroo courts. But opponents are using COVID-19 as a convenient excuse to delay much-needed reform. Democratic senators, state attorneys … more
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