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Little notice: Bureaucratic failures emphasize need for more caution

It wasn't much of a story as far as much of the rest of the media were concerned. But it speaks volumes as to why this nation needs to consider smaller government sooner rather than later. Remember the IRS?...

Whose bill? Unaccompanied minors bring with them hefty costs.

It is not just about compassion. Not these days. As we hear more and more news about the impact the arrival of the unaccompanied minors and illegal immigrants is having on the U.S., we need to think long and hard...

United, really: No, it doesn't have to be about race and division

There is a lesson to be learned from the story of the Touchdown Club and the Goldsboro High School Cougar football team. It is not about winning and losing. It is not even about history. It is about what...

No surprise: Is it a shock that so many of the illegals from surge missed dates?

If there are any federal immigration officials who are taken aback by the news that many thousands of the people caught crossing the border illegally have not kept their pre-arranged appointments with immigration agents, they should be fired immediately. As...

Coalition strong: U.S. must continue to push for more cooperation among nations

We could do it alone, but we shouldn't. The continuing crisis in the Middle East is never really going to be over until more than a few people say, "That's enough." And hearing that Great Britain is now considering its...

Get involved: Police chief is right. He needs help to solve crimes.

We could spend all day talking about the reasons local crime victims do not want to get involved. And most of them would be legitimate. But the reality is -- as Goldsboro police Chief Jeff Stewart said today --...

Fun time: Plan to make stop at Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

Looking for a family-themed way to spend the weekend? Starting to wonder if your children will ever look up again from their iPads, let alone their cell phones? Never fear, the Wayne Agricultural Fair is just about to start....

Time to talk: Players' troubles could prompt meaningful discussion

There are going to be a whole lot more people pointing fingers as information continues to leak out about the National Football League and its handling of domestic abuse. And while there likely will be no real answers as...

Future danger: This nation needs to think hard about what to do next about ISIS.

No one wants boots on the ground. No one wants to see American service members fighting overseas and risking their lives for a war that has no strategy and no objective. But those who are urging Americans and the Obama...

Wake-up call: News from Australia a sign -- it cannot be business as usual

For years, the president's critics have said that his policy with regard to the Middle East was not going to work. They warned him that when you are dealing with militants who think they are going to paradise for...

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