Really?

Really?

ShareAn opinion piece in the Carolina Journal is so stupid that I cannot even get past the first two sentences. I have a hard time believing they printed it. Ken Raymond’s piece criticizes Winston-Salem’s resolution to study the possibility of reparations for...
Small towns

Small towns

ShareI was born May 4, 1963 in Wadesboro, North Carolina, in Anson County. My father was born there and so was his father and his father before him. My mother’s people settled in Anson County for about a hundred years before moving to points west in the late 1800s. I...
A culture of unaccountability

A culture of unaccountability

ShareThis weekend, we learned of two horrific stories of abuse involving state legislators. The most bizarre case came from Kansas where Republican state Representative Mark Samsel decided to become a substitute teacher. Instead of teaching, he battered his wards,...
A cultural tug-of-war

A cultural tug-of-war

ShareRepublicans in North Carolina are trying to put the divisive social issues that have harmed their electoral fortunes behind them–or so it seems. While Florida passed a bill preventing transgender girls from playing on female sports teams and West Virginia...
The frontrunner

The frontrunner

ShareWell, it’s on now. Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley announce her candidacy for U. S. Senate. The announcement wasn’t a surprise but her entry changes the dynamic of the race. She starts as a clear frontrunner.  The primary is...
A tranformative day

A tranformative day

ShareYesterday was a big one in North Carolina. We awoke to news that Apple is going to build a new campus in Wake County and then, in the afternoon, we learned, as expected, the state will get an additional Congressional seat. We increased our reputation as an...

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