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False spring: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us this week

The week ahead promises to be a beautiful one, weatherwise, with temperatures reaching into the 70s almost every day, along with relatively warm nights as well. Oldtimers sometimes refer to such a stretch of warm weather as "false spring" because...

The 'bad guys': President trying to make the press the whipping boy

President Donald Trump is blaming the press for much of the problems of his administration. That is nothing new. Politicians everywhere tend to be critical of those news outlets that report on their actions. But the scale on which the...

Disturbing: White House needs to be more open about Russian contacts

Reports that members of the national Republican Party, specifically the team that put Donald Trump in the White House, had repeated contacts with Russian operatives during the presidential campaign are deeply disturbing. Nothing is more sacred to Americans than the...

Flynn: Resignation of adviser was only proper thing to do

Michael Flynn, the national security adviser to President Donald Trump, resigned his post this week amid reports that he misled the White House about his contacts with Russian officials, casting a shadow on the Trump administration before it is even...

Licensure: Bill in General Assembly would ease transition for military

North Carolina prides itself on being a military friendly state. A measure now making its way through the General Assembly could go a long way toward making that statement even more true. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Louis Pate...

Moral March: Peaceful protest is at the heart of American rights

Thousands of people took to the streets of Raleigh over the weekend to protest everything from the passage of House Bill 2 in the state Legislature to the election of Donald Trump as president and his avowed intent to repeal...

Inappropriate: President should respect sanctity of his office

President Donald Trump seems to be having a difficult time understanding the ethics of being the elected leader of a democracy. This week Trump publicly chastised a private company for discontinuing his daughter Ivanka's clothing line. The fact that the...

Defense: Congress should approve Pentagon request for more military spending

The Pentagon is asking Congress to increase defense spending by $30 billion over current levels.Top military brass met with lawmakers this week to argue for the increase.We believe the request is in the best interests of the country and that...

Defense: Congress should approve Pentagon request for more military spending

The Pentagon is asking Congress to increase defense spending by $30 billion over current levels. Top military brass met with lawmakers this week to argue for the increase. We believe the request is in the best interests of the country...

Travel ban: Trump's restrictions resound among conservative voters

President Donald Trump's call for restrictions on the entry of certain immigrants and refugees into the United States might be found to unconstitutional, and it might well boost propaganda within terrorist ranks, but it is playing well among Americans who...

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