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During President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, he famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country.” … more
RALEIGH — Soaring prices. Social unrest. A resurgent Russia. A military withdrawal followed by the collapse of a pro-American regime in Asia. A feckless and unpopular Democratic … more
Government officials should apply their regulations consistently. The rule of law demands such consistency. That doesn’t mean every outcome needs to be identical. But officials ought to be … more
Among those who pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, how many are needed to stabilize and keep our Democracy? Is it 60? Is it five good people willing to come forward … more
North Carolina is blessed with more than its share of great writers. And I am looking over some of my favorites from my 20-plus years hosting PBS-NC’s North Carolina Bookwatch. One of the … more
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word balance. We refer to a well-balanced life as one with equilibrium between work, family and recreation. A well-balanced diet includes a proper mix of … more
Although North Carolina has become a demonstrably freer place to live and work over the past 10 years, our state remains grossly out of step with the rest of America in a key respect: we … more
Fourth grade of Elementary School is a pivotal year. Children are on the cusp of adolescence, becoming more social, beginning to realize all they can do as their interests and gifts become more … more
The North Carolina General Assembly is losing its best member. At least that is what the member’s dad thinks. My son, Grier Martin, is resigning his North Carolina legislative position … more
HB755, also known as the Parents’ Bill of Rights, isn’t the most egregious legislation to ever pass our General Assembly. That crown will forever belong to HB2, the so-called bathroom … more
I recently came across a photograph of James Abbitt from our military collection. Touching it triggered a memory of hearing that in addition to serving in World War II, he also played football for … more
Bob Gibson was in the second wave of troops storming Normandy’s beaches on D-day. Now 100 and wheelchair bound, NBC Nightly News filmed his return 78 years later. Bob reminisced about the … more
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