Tribalism is a powerful force. Fear of the other is embedded in our DNA, a primal instinct that overwhelms reason and vanquishes logic. That’s why democracies around the world are increasingly troubled by the rising power of politicians who pander to racists.

Tribalism is a powerful force. Fear of the other is embedded in our DNA, a primal instinct that overwhelms reason and vanquishes logic. That’s why democracies around the world are increasingly troubled by the rising power of politicians who pander to racists.

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There’s no reason why the U.S.-Canada border shouldn’t already be open, yet the two countries have mutually decided to extend border restrictions until at least July 21. One has to wonder if it has something to do with the lack of readiness for digital sanitary passports meant to collect you…

Why is so much of white America reluctant to accept the concept of critical race theory? Shouldn’t education be more about truth than it is about pride and suppression? Is it right for our children to be sheltered from and lied to about mass genocide, enslavement, cruelty and continued attem…

Congrats to the folks who organized the Juneteenth events. With vendors selling “Karen” T-shirts, you let everyone know how you really feel. #Wordsmatter #Poorjudgement.

Priests could deny communion to pro-choice public officials under new guidelines the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted on Thursday to write, opening a new front in the nation’s abortion wars.

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North Carolina is in urgent need of flood prevention legislation. Increasingly, rural communities are bearing the brunt of severe flooding events but lack the resources, funding or capacity to recover from past floods or plan for future ones.

After 46 students got Fs in my ECU Biology 50 class (40 Ds), I switched to physics. One physics class dealt with alternative energy sources. It really stimulated my awareness of our entrenchment in polluting and dangerous forms of carbon-based energy that are so destructive to our health and…

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In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many you…

North Carolina lawmakers are aiming to kill the additional $300 federal pandemic unemployment insurance (UI) benefit. They claim the money gives unemployed people incentive to avoid work. The bill is even named “Putting North Carolina Back to Work.”

Sorry, MetroNet not impressed with you so far. You come in like the fair-haired child but yet you already have broken your lily-white promises. You are no different thus far.

When I was young and started "acting out" my daddy would administer corporal punishment. In other words a good ol' fashioned spanking with tears and all. Now you "act out" and the TV cameras make you into a hero for whatever "acting out" cause you are promoting. I see nothing wrong with a go…

China is America’s economic rival. The way capitalists deal with rivals is to compete. President Joe Biden vows to compete with this rival on the rival’s terms. He calls it “extreme competition.”

As the Senate returns to work and faces a fistful of thorny issues — from upgrading infrastructure to upholding voting rights — the ghost of a man named Jim Jeffords haunts the Capitol.

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One of the saddest things that happens when you raise cows is the death of newborn calves. Most often, mama cows are better at birthing and caring for their babies than you are, but things can go wrong. One time around midnight, a frustrated veterinarian told me that if people wanted to keep…