All the chatter about hacking voting machines and fake ads can be overwhelming, but don’t become confused or discouraged. Here are some tips so you can use your precious right to vote.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Before former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw his hat into the 2020 presidential race, he defended the New York Police Department’s use of “stop, question and frisk” policing. At a United States Naval Academy’s 2019 Leadership Conference, Bloomberg said, “We focused on keeping ki…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Last year, the Justice Department was investigating whether to bring criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, then the FBI’s deputy director. President Trump repeatedly tried to influence the prosecutors, denouncing McCabe as a “disgraced” liar. Trump was said to have felt “very strongly that…

Walt Disney was no stranger to adversity. He grew up in a large, itinerant family of modest means. His first film studio went bankrupt. But Disney never gave up. And he never stopped learning from his mistakes.

Monday, February 24, 2020
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Now that three tiny states have voted, the talking and tweeting heads have jumped to the conclusion that Bernie Sanders is on the way to the Democratic nomination.

“Like grave robbers opening King Tut’s tomb, Congress can’t wait to get its hands on America’s retirement account assets,” the Wall Street Journal warned taxpayers last year.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

When UNC System BOG Chair Randy Ramsey was quoted recently relevant to efforts by two members of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees to influence a potential student representative’s vote, he expressed significant frustration, even saying he would like to relieve the entire group.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

When UNC System BOG Chair Randy Ramsey was quoted recently relevant to efforts by two members of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees to influence a potential student representative’s vote, he expressed significant frustration, even saying he would like to relieve the entire group.

Eastern North Carolina is unfortunately all too familiar with the human and financial cost of natural disasters. In recent years, Hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian have caused historic flooding damage that has left many of our neighbors without homes and many of our communities with in…

For many months now, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have been at an impasse. The legislature enacted a state budget plan for the 2019-20 fiscal year that included pay raises for teachers and state employees, more state funds for school construction, and mo…

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Last week’s news that McClatchy newspapers were declaring bankruptcy wasn’t a complete surprise. There have been rumors, but that organization isn’t alone, as industry ad revenues have plummeted and paid circulations have dropped precipitously.

Last week’s news that McClatchy newspapers were declaring bankruptcy wasn’t a complete surprise. There have been rumors, but that organization isn’t alone, as industry ad revenues have plummeted and paid circulations have dropped precipitously.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Attorney General William Barr is looking into the murky origins of the politically charged Justice Department investigations that have roiled American public life for the last three years.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Back in 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. Turns out Mexico wasn’t interested, so Trump eventually resorted to declaring fake emergencies and illegally misappropriating money from the military budget.

The John Bolton I experienced at Duke’s Dave and Kay Phillips lecture series Monday wasn’t what I expected. My impressions of the former National Security Adviser were that he was highly opinionated, sometimes blunt and caustic, a highly intelligent policy wonk who was equally articulate. I …

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A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains…

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“The killers came by streetcar. Their boots struck the packed clay earth like muffled drumbeats as they bounded from the cars and began to patrol the wide dirt roads. The men scanned the sidewalks and alleyways for targets.”

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“The killers came by streetcar. Their boots struck the packed clay earth like muffled drumbeats as they bounded from the cars and began to patrol the wide dirt roads. The men scanned the sidewalks and alleyways for targets.”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on climate change that, among other things, established a goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in North Carolina by 40 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2025.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Pete Buttigieg is still a long shot to win the Democratic nomination, let alone the White House. Despite surprisingly strong showings in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., could struggle as the race turns to states where minority voters play much larger roles.

The Democrats who impeached President Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office. But they also knew impeachment might have another effect — to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning re-election in November.

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary are history, and soon it won’t be about expectations anymore, it will be about winning votes — and delegates. That will include a popular platform, great debating skills, presidential gravitas and a degree of charisma, which a catchy slogan can onl…

I would like to know why some people think their history is important, yet when there are statues, etc., erected to honor the past, people want to tear them down. All history is important, you can’t erase it. Bless your hearts.