Sunday, October 25, 2020

Between the election and COVID it seems all news is bad news. Is there a silver lining coming? Will the Democrats cure the ills of the world? Will Cal and his wife work it out? Will we ever have another Elvis?

Former president Calvin Coolidge once noted that if Americans first thought of the federal government when they think of the term “government,” that it would harm the fabric of our Republic. Yet, the first thought of most citizens is the federal government when they think of elections or gov…

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Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be called the “can’t prove untrue” maneuver that we saw from Democrats and their allies in the media when discussing the Steele dossier during the Trump-Ru…

Karl Rove, an influential Republican strategist, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that President Trump’s political prospects are “more dire” than they were four years ago. “In such a bizarre year, anything is possible. But possible doesn’t mean likely. As insurance, Republicans better fight …

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Karl Rove, an influential Republican strategist, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that President Trump’s political prospects are “more dire” than they were four years ago. “In such a bizarre year, anything is possible. But possible doesn’t mean likely. As insurance, Republicans better fight …

Saturday, October 24, 2020

I look forward to Biden's presidency. Free health care, free medicine, free college, increased pay, increased social security, COVID eliminated, climate change reversed. All this done with lower taxes on working people. Businesses and the wealthy forced to pay their share and my share. I am …

Friday, October 23, 2020

Bless your hearts for most political ads. Most are a gross distortion of the truth. Many quote editorials and letters to the editor from some newspaper and print it as fact. Many people believe what they see in the papers and media news as the gospel. Letters to the editor and editorials are…

A Sept. 27, “Minorities need more representation in vaccine trials,” provides an important request from major drug companies for minority participation in new and upcoming clinical trials for a vaccine to cure COVID-19.

There are about 300,000 fewer jobs in North Carolina today than there were in February, before the start of the COVID-19 recession. That’s a 7.5% drop in total employment — the biggest decline in the southern United States.

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In the “Roaring Twenties” times were good for many and there was optimism for the future. Then, like the flipping of a light switch, everything changed on October 29, 1929. The stock market crashed. Quickly businesses were closed, fortunes wiped out, unemployment soared and the mood turned t…

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Isaiah 5:20 says “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right.” And so goes the rationale of people manifesting Trump Derangement Syndrome. These people hate President Trump because they do not approve of his personality or the way he speaks. So rather than support the ma…

BYH to the individual who wonders what else people will receive when Democrats win in November. They will get their Democracy back.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bless my heart. Here we are, coming up on the winter flu season with COVID numbers rising. All I am hearing is wear your mask and wait for the vaccine. This winter, if we are in a building with a closed-loop HVAC system, after 30-45 minutes we are all going to be breathing each other’s breat…

After several months of many phone calls, multiple visits from technicians, and misinformation from Suddenlink Customer Service, our phone, TV, and internet are still less than 75 percent in working order.

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I have had many conversations over the past week and, quite frankly, over the past many years about what it will really take to address the opportunity gap and to achieve equity for all of our students. I have also watched so many district and school leaders and communities wrestle with this…

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The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on c…

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COVID-19 dominates North Carolina’s governor’s race, and it likely will determine the outcome. But there’s another big difference between the two candidates. It gets less attention, but matters more for the future.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

In astronomy, a corona is a white or colored glow around a luminous body, like the sun’s yellow circle behind the moon during an eclipse. This sounds a good deal like the silver linings around clouds that my optimistic parents used to bring up whenever our family faced hardship — what others…

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The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters of North Carolina elect a state treasurer every four years.