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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...

Fake outrage: Showing identification not even close to unreasonable request

Raise your hand if you are absolutely and without a doubt tired of hearing that requiring someone to show photo identification is an unreasonable requirement to impose on a potential voter. Raise the other hand if you are tired of...

Step back: Sometimes, to see the future, you have to take hard look at now

It is easy to fall for hype -- and that is what you are seeing in the ads associated with the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. When a candidate has nothing to stand on, he or she reaches...

A winner: Miss North Carolina represented her state, community with class

So, Miss North Carolina, and Goldsboro native, Beth Stovall did not bring home the crown and sash from the Miss America Pageant. And although we are sad for her, we should be nothing but proud of how this young...

Voter beware: Immigration law debate suggests that we should all be wary

The debate over illegal immigration and this nation's porous borders is far from over. In fact, it will likely become a bit of an issue in the next two national elections. And while there will be a bunch of nice...

Helping hands: Coordinated efforts could help local families

In the last couple of weeks, two local groups have organized efforts to feed the hungry. And they are just two more of many organizations that make keeping food on local families' tables their goal. All of these volunteers should...

Watch tonight: Nation should know what plan is to deal with terrorists

There is no place for politics in tonight's speech to the nation about dealing with the continuing threat of ISIS. The decision on what to do next should be all about one goal -- protecting the American people and creating...

Appalling video: A sign that we have something rotten in professional athletics

Want to know what happens when you set up a culture where professional athletes have money heaped upon them and learn that the rules do not apply to them? Want to know what happens when winning is much, much more...

The strategy: President is expected to offer his views on ISIS

There will be another speech to the nation this week -- and it should be watched very closely. President Barack Obama is expected to outline his strategy for getting rid of the threat from the Islamic militant group ISIS. His...

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