Oct. 8, 2014 10:09
Every time Barack Obama falls short in the leadership department, I am reminded of what former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder wrote in an editorial for Politico.com four years ago. “Getting elected and getting things done for the people are two different things,” Wilder said....
Oct. 1, 2014 10:00
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is famous for creating high drama on stage and in film, but now they’ve created some drama behind the scenes. Last Friday a press release of sorts appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal announcing that UNCSA had contracted with a Chicagobased company to design a new website for the university....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
Earlier this month, Major League Baseball suspended Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon for seven games because he grabbed his crotch and made an obscene gesture to booing fans....
Sept. 17, 2014 10:11
In the early 1900s, liquor flowed freely in restaurants and bars. Americans could walk into any pharmacy and purchase a gram of pure cocaine for 25 cents because it was prescribed as relief from hemorrhoids, toothaches, and indigestion. Companies began to mix cocaine in their soft drink and wine products, and, according to MentalFloss....
Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
Back in 1831, North Carolina Congressman Robert Potter castrated two men whom he suspected of sleeping with his wife. His colleagues in the House took no action against him. Later, when serving in the State General Assembly, Potter was caught cheating at cards and was immediately expelled from the chamber....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
On August 9, Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old black man. Initial reports indicate that Brown had his hands up in the air when Wilson fired multiple times. The Brown family lawyer proclaimed that Wilson was guilty of murder....
Aug. 20, 2014 11:14
Last week a New Jersey clerk of court mistakenly summoned a German Shepherd for jury duty. When the judge asked if any of the jurors needed to recuse themselves due to a conflict of interest, the German Shepherd said, “Yes, I have a cousin who works in the police department....
Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
Here in North Carolina we have much to be proud of. There’s Dr. Anthony Atala and the groundbreaking work he’s doing under the auspices of Wake Forest University in the field of regenerative medicine. We also have an indispensable sickle cell center in Greensboro....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
Over the past five decades, I have made it a practice not to use my television talk shows or columns as a forum for airing personal problems and complaints. I do, however, believe that it’s possible for some universal good to result from exposing certain kinds of individual tribulations....

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