Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks before Election Day, but also could turn the 11 weeks between Election Day and Inauguration Day in…

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million of his considerable fortune to help Democrat Joe Biden win Florida, a key swing state that could determine the election. Pres. Donald Trump won Florida’s 29 electoral votes by a single percentage point in 2016, and polls show the state…

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Last fall, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a member of the National Security Council staff, was a star witness against President Trump at House impeachment hearings. Since then, he has left public view, left the White House and left the Army. Now, with an election approaching, he is launching wh…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

From the moment we wake up to when we are relaxing after a long day, we are exposed to news regarding health care mergers and acquisitions, legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act and, most recently, the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate these new circumstances, it is…

Friday, September 18, 2020

I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private citizens.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

President Trump could perhaps be excused for getting North Carolina voting law wrong on Sept. 2 when he urged his supporters to vote by mail and then go to the polls and try to vote again to make sure their vote gets counted.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In an America bitterly divided over protests and politics, the least-familiar part of our Constitution’s First Amendment may be the most endangered: the right to peacefully protest.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. Since then, the state has collected some $1.5 billion more in General Fund revenue than it has yet spent.

If elected president, Joe Biden said more than a month ago he would rely on his attorney general to recommend any possible prosecution of President Donald Trump. We do not want to get ahead of ourselves here, but what happens to Trump if he loses the election is topmost in the minds of many …

Sunday, September 13, 2020

We don’t really know (and probably never will) whether President Donald Trump really called America’s World War One dead “losers” and “suckers,” as Jeffrey Goldberg claims in a September 3 piece in The Atlantic.

The Trump-Russia investigation effectively ended on July 24, 2019, the day special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. Mueller’s halting presentation of his 400-plus-page report troubled both Republicans and Democrats. But of greater concern was this fact: After two years of in…

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Without a doubt, all the reports are true. Without a doubt, President Trump called soldiers who volunteer for combat and get killed or captured “losers” and “suckers.”

Friday, September 11, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden didn’t mince words Monday when he angrily condemned President Trump as a “toxic presence” who has ignited violence during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

If you think things are bad now, they are about to get worse as the division in the country and the confrontations between police and protestors accelerate. It’s going to get worse because we have a president fanning the flames as his erstwhile counselor, Kellyanne Conway, enthusiastically e…