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I was in New York City once for a long weekend. And because I am an early riser, I found myself on the sidewalks of Times Square long before they began teeming with tourists and New Yorkers headed to … more
Illnesses are ignored and chronic conditions go untreated as the coronavirus crisis conspires to keep Americans away from their family doctors. More than a third of primary care physicians had … more
RALEIGH — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully. How big a hole would the … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to accomplish. A sweet as that … more
Have you ever thought about getting in God’s way? To start, let’s look at a familiar passage, from Romans 12:17-21. Paul starts this way: “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good … more
A friend conceded that President Trump “could” challenge the vote county in states where he fell just short, including Georgia and Pennsylvania. His question was whether Trump “should” do … more
In four days, a once-obscure social network that’s been around since 2018 saw its user base swell by 4.5 million people, claimed the top spot on smartphone app download charts and trolled … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Many years ago, when I was a teenager, people owned electronic devices called “tape recorders” that you could record music on. Many people in my generation would wait close to the radio in … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats thought the stars had aligned for smashing victories in 2020. A controversial Republican president was atop the GOP ticket. Gov. Roy Cooper was posting … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Elections matter. Consider, for example, the confirmation battle over Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Republicans, who control the U.S. Senate, said they had every right to … more
They were Cities of Refuge, safe places for Old Testament Israelites who found themselves in trouble. The six cities were intentionally scattered across the Promised Land, within a day’s … more
If you share a snapshot from the voting booth, elections officials might scour your social media pages and offer you a choice: censorship or a criminal charge. That’s what happened to T. Greg … more
If you share a snapshot from the voting booth, elections officials might scour your social media pages and offer you a choice: censorship or a criminal charge. That’s what happened to T. … more
Do you have bad habits? How about some good ones too? We often think about habits in a negative way. I guess it’s because we often think of breaking bad habits or recognizing the stuff that we … more
When I was growing up, political engagement was important in my family. I remember watching Michael Dukakis losing the first “Kids Vote” on Nickelodeon. I remember, in 1992, watching the news … more
The prospect of police scouring suburban streets to enforce trick-or-treating bans gives a whole new meaning to the term “witch hunt.” From New England to the California coast, cities … more
In their trips to North Carolina last week, Donald Trump and Mike Pence tried to sell voters on the president’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. But the simple truth is there is no … more
“If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try … more
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