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June 23, 2018

After two years of planning, my wife and I finally broke ground last month on a project to build our forever house. The plan was to install a metal roof so that we hopefully won’t need to address that particular maintenance issue again during our lifetimes.

That plan might not be economically…


Trump is sabotaging a successful presidency

June 23, 2018

Call it the "electric fence presidency."

President Donald Trump — always confident, always exuberant, always selling — crashes forward with the policies and people he embraces until he hits a shocking obstacle and falls back, at first stunned and disbelieving, but resolving…


Donald Trump's push for a whiter America

June 23, 2018

Of the many words Donald Trump used this week in defense of his horrific policy to separate children and their parents at the border, one tweet should especially trouble Americans.

It's not the tweet you think — the repulsive one from Tuesday that said undocumented immigrants "infest our…


Getting smarter about getting older

June 23, 2018

“Whoever thought I was going to live so long,” my 96 year old mother asked? She isn’t alone. About 10,000 of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age – meaning one half are younger and one half older — was 33. By 2016 that number had escalated…