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The Great COVID-19 Mask Debate of 2020 revives a tension that runs through our nation’s history. It’s the tension between two values: individual freedom versus community … more
RALEIGH — Whether Democrat Yvonne Holley or Republican Mark Robinson wins the 2020 race for lieutenant governor, North Carolinians will be electing the first African American candidate to that … more
Are they really people of faith? Some voters are asking that question about their presidential candidates, wondering where their moral compasses might be and if they have one at all. And … more
The progressive presidential hopeful who wants to defund the police state and replace walls with turnstiles at the U.S. border isn’t Joe Biden. The gun-toting, tax-slashing swashbuckler … more
More than 200,000 North Carolinians have already requested an absentee mail-in ballot for November’s elections, according to political science professor Michael Bitzer in the Old North State … more
RALEIGH — Marxism is one of the most catastrophic ideas in history.  Tyrants and butchers inspired by the noxious notions of Karl Marx — including such successors as Lenin, … more
The hopeful return of professional basketball was answered July 30 when the NBA played its first games since the COVID-19 pandemic in March forced it to shut down. The last NBA game played before … more
Aug. 22, 1959, was a very hot day. And the Seminary chapel was not air conditioned. As I listened to the man I loved promising to love, honor and cherish me, I tried not to giggle at the sweat … more
Colossians 3:17 (ESV) “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Have you ever had someone give you … more
When even clickbait proves more accurate than a CNN political story, it’s tough to brush off media bias as a figment of conservative critics’ imagination. Eric Trump clicked "like" … more
My mother, Evelyn Allen Justice, prided herself on the cakes she baked. And even during World War II from December 1941 until the middle of June 1945 when butter was rationed, she somehow found a way … more
As we continue to slog through this quagmire of coronavirus, we have reached a new milestone — back to school. Well, sort of. There are no big yellow school buses out picking up children in new … more
The COVID-19 pandemic shows how we dump society’s problems on public schools, but don’t give them enough money to meet those challenges. Six months of lockdown should remind us that … more
RALEIGH — Excluding people based on their race, sex or other characteristics doesn’t just keep those individuals from pursuing their dreams. And it doesn’t just violate moral … more
In only the first week of fall classes, a suburban Atlanta school made national news for negligence and then further damaged its reputation by punishing whistleblowers and threatening … more
Psalm 135:14 (ESV) “For the Lord will vindicate His people and have compassion on His servants.” It’s always good to know that God looks out for His own. He is a loving and caring God who … more
Isaias is not a name that rolls trippingly off the tongue, but it has certainly become familiar around here in the last week. Actually, it’s a rather pretty name once you learn how to pronounce it, … more
The last time the North Carolina State Fair was not held was in the 1940s during World War II. Unfortunately we have to miss it this year as well. Us gray-headed folks and small children alike … more
The coronavirus is no longer the biggest back-to-school threat, some college students say. The pandemic has taken a back seat to a new bogeyman: campus police. Young activists are calling on their … more
Even in this internet age, nothing beats the local newspaper. This very newspaper you are reading now was my life’s work for 57 years. All during those years, my wife Peggy and I tried to give … more
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