The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged each of us to recognize two important truths: that our own safety depends on the actions of others, and that our own choices impact those around us. Some populations, such as people living in prisons, are particularly vulnerable and rely heavily on others…

I was a guest clergy at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven during this Easter season where I asked a question of how the transforming miracles of the Bible might happen today. At its root, this is a question faced not only by Christians. Millions of people of many faiths wonder every day…

Even after Jan. 6, Facebook didn’t want to deal once and for all with President Donald Trump’s poisonous lies, so it punted, first by suspending him “indefinitely,” and then by asking its blue-ribbon Oversight Board to review the decision. On Wednesday, the Oversight Board punted back. Over …

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Does President Joe Biden have a mandate to rebuild the United States? To remake American capitalism? To reshape the role of government? The president’s Democratic supporters say yes. But the results of the election that brought Biden to office say no.

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Does President Joe Biden have a mandate to rebuild the United States? To remake American capitalism? To reshape the role of government? The president’s Democratic supporters say yes. But the results of the election that brought Biden to office say no.

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In the nine elections between 1980 and 2012, candidates with one of three names — Bush, Cheney and Romney — appeared on the GOP’s national ticket nine times. Yet today, those names are all reviled by a party dominated by one man: Donald J. Trump.

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In this graduation season, we should note with pride that 40 years ago ECU graduated its first class of physicians. This remarkable feat was accomplished just 16 years after Chancellor Leo Jenkins launched parallel efforts to obtain university status for East Carolina College and start a new…

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In early April Duke University announced that all new and returning Duke students must present proof of Covid vaccination before enrolling for the fall semester. Notre Dame, Cornell, Brown, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wake Forest have implemented the same requirement. Look for others to follow. Bu…

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Fuming at Facebook for deleting your post? Having a temper tantrum over a Twitter takedown? You could sue for cold, hard cash if Chris Sevier has his way.

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Ronald Reagan used to say the most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” His anti-government crusade set the groundwork for 40 years of stigmatizing federal programs by painting government as the enemy. The assault on the Capitol on…

For weeks after the ballots were counted, supporters of the defeated presidential candidate insisted the election had been stolen. Some alleged a shadowy conspiracy to rig vote-counting machines, throwing out just enough legal votes and manufacturing just enough illegal ones to decide the outcome.

On June 14, 2017, a team of Republican lawmakers went to an athletic field in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. As they worked out, a man armed with a semiautomatic rifle and pistol approached and opened fire. Rep. Steve Scalise, the Ho…

Cable news programming suggestion: Instead of filling every broadcast with the latest presumptive police outrage, try covering the latest drive-by killings. Show us more of what’s really happening on the streets where we live. Newspapers and local TV are already on it.

COVID-19 has been devastating to our communities in eastern North Carolina. We have seen small businesses close, spent time apart from our family and friends and even lost loved ones. The vaccine is the best tool that we have to stop the spread of COVID-19 and return to normal.