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January 12, 2017

Our world of instantaneous, albeit poorly vetted, information gives us much to be skeptical about: Russia’s “scandalous” information over Trump. Queen Elizabeth II’s supposed death. The Loch Ness monster.

Vaccines do not belong in this category.

Yet president-elect Donald…


January 12, 2017

Let’s clear the air. Unfounded allegations, rumors and untruths have circulated over the past two and a half years regarding the old Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. These allegations have been reported in the press and have been argued in three different levels of our legal system…


January 12, 2017

Let's try to get this straight. Donald Trump campaigned as the champion of lower-paid working people who deserve better than they have. Republicans have spent the Obama presidency complaining about high deficits and promising to cut them.

And whenever liberals put forward major reforms,…

January 11, 2017

The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was another black. Listening to the news media and the Black Lives…

January 10, 2017

History is full of good ideas launched with not very good blueprints.

Take the airplane.

Many early plane designs ended in disaster before aviation tinkerers figured out flight. Go to Youtube and watch. My favorite three are the bicycles with flapping wings, the seven-winger, and the early…

January 10, 2017

Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separation of powers, weakening the rule of law, subverting the will of the voters, and hurrying new policies through too quickly, without adequate discussion or…

January 09, 2017

Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal post-presidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences?

In recent decades, we have become accustomed to the idea of ex-presidents who leave…

January 08, 2017

We are only a few days into the New Year but two starkly different political styles are already on display in Raleigh.

Newly elected Gov. Roy Cooper is beginning his term by methodically announcing his choices for cabinet posts after calling Republican legislative leaders to inform them of his…

January 08, 2017

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that "we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket," you are reaching the end of that road.

Since the early 1990s, we have offered every kind of…

January 08, 2017

It was 30 years ago that I founded my first conservative organization. It was a student magazine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My compatriots and I decided to name it The Carolina Critic — not only because we intended to be critical of the prevailing left-wing culture on…

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