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August 01, 2018

The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed 65 years ago last Friday, wrapping up negotiations that spanned 158 meetings over two years and 17 days - the longest negotiated armistice in modern history. Those protracted talks proved quite costly in human terms: During the negotiation period, United…

Thomas Byrne

August 01, 2018

Poverty is no mystery, and it's easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly…

Walter Williams

July 31, 2018

"I will not lose my children at any cost ... That's my mother's heart."

The mother of a gaggle of adult children was talking about the hard realities of watching a child walk away from your family's values, including its faith. She was speaking at a Saturday morning convening of mothers at the…


July 31, 2018

A couple hours into last week's surprise special legislative session, reporters played a game of "20 questions" with one of the most powerful people in the state.

Lawmakers had returned to Raleigh to stop an obscure commission from writing ballot titles for proposed constitutional amendments. But…

Colin Campbell

July 29, 2018

Enormous effort and expense have been devoted to initiatives designed to reduce opioid overprescribing, including prescription monitoring programs, clinical practice guidelines and physician education on pain management and on addiction. A new Yale University research study of almost 3,000 patients…


July 29, 2018

Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend billions more on defense, strengthening NATO instead.

Now, Trump is…


July 28, 2018

Three words you almost never hear from politicians is “I was wrong.” I’m not one, but can admit that on the subject of Medicaid expansion I was wrong. Now our legislature should do the same.

When The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 there were many…

Tom Campbell

July 27, 2018

The New York Times recently ran a gentle look at the Democratic Party's lineup of the most likely 2020 presidential candidates. And with the midterm elections only about four months away, that means some formal 2020 campaigns will begin to organize in six months or even less. There will be a lot to…


July 27, 2018

Last week it was Russia, Russia, Russia. This week began with a bombastic, all-caps screed about Iran — and, of course, more wailing about the purported "Mueller Witch Hunt." In between was a stray tweet about football and the national anthem, just to stir the racial pot. President Trump is…

Eugene Robinson

July 26, 2018

Something has been going on with Robert Mueller's investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of…

Byron York
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