After last year’s lockdown it’s great to once again gather with family for the holidays. Some will be traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house.” During the holidays our already crowded and inadequately maintained roads will be strained, especially since speeding…

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When Carolina Journal first reported first-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s intention to abandon his current district next year to run in an adjacent one, CJ quoted Cawthorn as saying his decision was part of “a strategy to increase conservativism in North Carolina.”

After last year’s lockdown it’s great to once again gather with family for the holidays. Some will be traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house.” During the holidays our already crowded and inadequately maintained roads will be strained, especially since speeding…

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Although some pundits and grifters may claim otherwise, there’s nothing new about populism. It comes in waves, often but not always in response to sharp economic downturns, and is driven by outrage against the mistakes or misdeeds of political elites.

I originally wanted to headline this article as a question: “Are we skipping Thanksgiving?” The more I thought about it, the more I decided to point out in this writing that we are, indeed, skipping Thanksgiving and we shouldn’t be.

You’ve had your eye on a new car and have made logical arguments for why you need it and how it would benefit your life. Problem is, you can’t afford it. A relative, let’s say your uncle, recognizes how this car would really benefit you so he offers to pay 90 percent of the cost if you buy i…

There are several hugely important items that were left out of the compromise domestic policy plan that President Biden urged Congress to pass before he left for the global climate change summit in Scotland. The list, which if common sense and broadly shared common good thinking had been asc…

The most beautiful thing about a community newspaper — especially one like The Standard — is the fact it serves the communities in so many ways. From coverage of local government to the activities that are ongoing in the local museum, civic club or a visit by a politician at a local restaura…

I once dreamed of being able to coach my grandsons and granddaughters in sports. But my daughter, who has always wanted to be different, chose to raise her three babies away from their grandfather. Now, understand, that my daughter and I are close. We joke with one another often, so I realiz…

Not since 1942, when women flooded into the workplace in support of the war effort, have we seen a worker revolution such as we are experiencing now. A just-released Duke Fuqua School of Business global survey of Chief Financial Officers reports job openings are at a 20-year high. Total empl…

A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and news stories purporting to prove the existence of pervasive discrimination against racial minorities by mortgage lenders. The McClatchy newspapers in North Carolina (The Charlotte…