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"Building Your Future" was the theme of the joint annual meeting of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Inland Press Association in Colorado this past week. Community newspapers across our great land are constantly retooling, … more
I recently spent a Sunday afternoon with my kids at the urgent care facility at Colonial Healthcare because my youngest son, Colton, was fussy with an earache. After the standard weigh-in and temperature check, we ended up in the superhero … more
We mere mortals will never comprehend the discipline, courage, patience and sheer intellect it took to be Ernest Finney Jr. Men like him come along once in a generation, if we're lucky, and there's probably no one in America who fully compares to … more
WASHINGTON - Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is going to hell in a handcart and those who believe the country … more
Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law … more
WASHINGTON - At the Family Research Council's recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism. The president was received as a hero. Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka - both fired from the White … more
As George Orwell said, "some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them." Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn't infect the rest of society, they might be a source of … more
My favorite Elizabeth Warren story involves a cookbook. Warren, who was at that time posing as a trailblazing Cherokee, actually contributed recipes to a recipe book with the name, I kid you not, "Pow Wow Chow." But here's the best part of the … more
Editor's note: This originally ran in the Post and Courier as a letter to the editor on Nov. 30. The verdict of small business owners is in for the GOP tax reform plans that would give a permanent 43 percent tax cut to big corporations. That … more
I've been riding around the country on a bus for six weeks, doing a dog-and-pony show that, among many other things, included me walking into the crowd and humming a note and the audience singing, a cappella, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of … more
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