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Do you have bad habits? How about some good ones too? We often think about habits in a negative way. I guess it’s because we often think of breaking bad habits or recognizing the stuff that we … more
When I was growing up, political engagement was important in my family. I remember watching Michael Dukakis losing the first “Kids Vote” on Nickelodeon. I remember, in 1992, watching the news … more
The prospect of police scouring suburban streets to enforce trick-or-treating bans gives a whole new meaning to the term “witch hunt.” From New England to the California coast, cities … more
In their trips to North Carolina last week, Donald Trump and Mike Pence tried to sell voters on the president’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. But the simple truth is there is no … more
“If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try … more
With so-called censors like these, who needs publicists? Facebook and Twitter are under the microscope for suppressing links to an unverified news story alleging Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden … more
There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources that have some type of information about the … more
I have a fond memory of a conversation with my aunt. It was one of those times when you find yourself talking about some really meaningful things. I remember something she said very clearly, and it … more
Should public colleges be able to keep records from their secretive Title IX tribunals under lock and key, or do students have a right to know when their classmates are found responsible for sexual … more
Should public colleges be able to keep records from their secretive Title IX tribunals under lock and key, or do students have a right to know when their classmates are found responsible for sexual … more
As I watched, I felt a huge lump in my throat. The tears soon followed. I hadn’t expected to cry while watching an Operation Christmas Child video during a church service, but I couldn’t help … more
Our elected leaders, and their challengers for office, can be conventional in their thinking. On transportation, for example, Johnston candidates for N.C. House and Senate talk mostly about how to … more
A month before Election Day, President Donald Trump’s largest liability could become an asset. In an early Friday tweet, the president said he and first lady Melania Trump had tested … more
Mitch McConnell texted me the other day with an urgent message. If Democrats are elected — particularly Joe Biden — America will be lost to socialism. OK, it wasn’t just me. Mitch actually … more
President Donald Trump’s critics are branding him a bigot again. This time, they’re crying wolf. At Trump’s behest, the Office of Management and Budget told federal agencies to freeze … more
Sometimes God just has other things in mind. We can plan and plot, organize and schedule. Then, as if from nowhere, the bottom falls out. Everything we have agonized over for hours or even days comes … more
Activists can’t be jailed for telling jurors they’re free to acquit defendants who break unjust laws, a federal court recently confirmed. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote struck down a … more
Darkness and light are cast as exact opposites in the battle between good and evil. Light as truth always eclipses darkness. However, evil, in all its darkness, can camouflage itself, can morph into … more
Acceptance. We all search for it in some form or fashion. We want to be loved completely for who we are, warts and all. I think sometimes that’s where we stumble most in our walk with the Lord. … more
Viewers tune them out; voters hate them; and researchers call them ineffective. But attack ads continue chewing up airtime as the slow march to Election Day becomes a six-week sprint. Campaigns … more
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