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Reality 101: There are fundamental truths about the tax code

There are some realities that every lawmaker and taxpayer must face as April 15 rolls around each year. The first is that nothing happens in government without money. The determination really is how much we want the government to spend...

Call to serve: Let's see who wants to take District 3 post

There is much to say about Monday's discussion at the Wayne County Board of Education meeting and the argument over who should replace Thelma Smith. But for right now, let's just take one small part. Here is the advertisement --...

Another danger: Officers target speed; texting should be next

You have seen the scary commercials and probably have heard the warnings: Texting while driving is dangerous. But some of us have also seen the direct result, too -- swerving drivers who cannot maintain lanes or assured clear distance because...

True grit: Counselors' award winners are nothing less than inspiring

It would be nearly impossible to read the stories of the four young people honored this past week by the WCPS School Counselors Association and not get a catch in your throat. It should have been even harder to...

Scapegoat, check: Chief's departure sets up a whole new blame game

She is gone -- finally. There are many who wonder why it took Kathleen Sebelius so long to depart after the botched launch of Obamacare. It is really not all that hard to figure out. If she had left,...

School horror: What should be done to stop incidents like this?

There have been way too many times this year when Americans have stood in front of a television and shaken their heads in disbelief. It is the worst when it is at a school, but it is just as...

For granted: Country's newest citizens have most appreciation

When Americans talk about immigrants -- especially these days, the word "illegal" is usually associated with the conversation. After all, there seem to be more than a few issues associated with the term and the numbers, which are increasing...

Library heroes: Don't forget who made Steele Memorial Library possible

There will be much hoopla over the opening of the new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive over the next few weeks. There will be plenty of politicians and others eager to get their pictures taken and to take...

Donation redirect: Criticisms of big money influence worth examining, but on both sides

One of the most irritating things about political commercials -- aside from the fact that they appear everywhere ad nauseam -- is that they are often simply one-sided spin. So, in case you have heard the commercial critiquing the...

The reasons: Week's events in court sad tale with a message

There are some people who think drug use among teens is not nearly as prevalent or as much of a reason for concern as media and law enforcement report. And they would probably be surprised to know just how...

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