While the health care debate has usually focused on questions of insurance coverage and finance, the composition and delivery of medical services have been changing significantly. Some of these changes are worrisome. Others are promising.

Monday, December 16, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019

President Trump likes to say he’s restored the phrase “Merry Christmas” to the White House after it was banished by his predecessor. That’s always been a typical Trump fabrication: Barack Obama said “Merry Christmas” many times, and he actually meant it.

President Trump likes to say he’s restored the phrase “Merry Christmas” to the White House after it was banished by his predecessor. That’s always been a typical Trump fabrication: Barack Obama said “Merry Christmas” many times, and he actually meant it.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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After Democrat Roy Cooper narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, the GOP-led General Assembly moved quickly to dispossess the incoming governor of some of the office’s powers.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

As many of us prepare to welcome the Prince of Peace anew, I want to remind readers of this forum of a local group of peacemakers. In our most recent Friends Committee on National Legislation, Greenville Advocacy Team meeting we recalled how being part of this national peace and justice move…

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. It’s importanc…

With her announcement that Democrats will move forward and vote on articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may have signed a political death warrant for dozens of moderate Democrats elected in Trump districts.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Americans are having fewer babies and dying younger. That grim reality should be part of the conversation as this country tries to get past the wall of political intransigence that has prevented it from constructing a saner immigration policy and better health care system.

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President Trump apparently thought he could bluff and bluster his way out of being impeached, but he was wrong. His place of dishonor in history is now all but assured.

The House released a 300-page impeachment report Tuesday detailing wrongdoing by President Donald Trump when he asked the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt to smear former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his chief rivals in the 2020 presidential election.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

During 2018, North Carolina lost some 338,000 private-sector jobs, or 9.1 percent of the total. Did you happen to notice this economic catastrophe?

Franklin Graham, son of the influential Christian evangelist Billy Graham, has opined that citizens of the world who oppose President Trump, and his policies, are “demonic.” Definitions of “demonic” include “resembling or characteristic of demons or evil spirits,” “profoundly immoral or wick…

Saturday, December 07, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019

When French President Macron called NATO “brain dead,” the brain he was talking about was U.S. leadership. Donald Trump is the first president in American history to undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed in April 1949 as a military alliance between 29 North American and Eu…