April 24, 2013 10:22
It seems like every week we read about another CEO receiving a huge raise or an obscene bonus. In fact, such blatant avarice has become so commonplace that I fear we might be growing apathetic to it. I hope that’s not the case, because these so-called 1 percenters continue to make quality of life worse for those of us in the 99 percent....
April 17, 2013 09:53
Not long after I wrote a column about the North Carolina General Assembly’s obsession with naked nipples, I received an e-mail from Joseph Hirn. Hirn told me that when it comes to “anal legislators,” North Carolina can’t hold a candle to his home state of Virginia....
April 10, 2013 09:52
Back in June of last year, I wrote a column about homophobic preachers, and the hate speech they spew. Like Pastor Charles Worley of Maiden, NC who told his flock that the solution to the “Gay Problem” is to round up all of the homosexuals and imprison them in side an electrified fence until they die out....
April 3, 2013 08:45
For many of us, “The Andy Griffith Show” is the greatest TV program of all time. That’s because it was about relationships. There was real chemistry between Sheriff Andy Taylor and his deputy, Barney Fife, and though they had their share of spats over the years, they always had each other’s backs....
March 27, 2013 08:54
A modern interpretation would suggest that the three travelers along the road to Jericho represent our 50 diverse states, and how today’s laws are inconsistent and confusing from one state to the next. Had the Samaritan stopped to help someone along the road to Topeka, Kan....
March 20, 2013 09:57
But NBC executives were afraid that a movie shot on videotape to simulate live news coverage of a nuclear threat, might be misunderstood by viewers. So the network displayed a disclaimer before and during the broadcast, stating, “The following program is a realistic depiction of fictional events....
March 13, 2013 09:39
Christians often refer to the Bible as the “Good Book,” and they’re right. Actually it’s a great book, full of expressive prose, parables and metaphors. Some of its messages are also inspirational, but let’s not forget that those words were written by flesh-and-bone humans, not by some deity....
Feb. 27, 2013 09:02
Cripple? Slam? Eviscerate? This was more like a primer for the MMA than a guideline for political talking points. The language itself was disturbing, and the call for operatives to interfere with governance should concern every citizen in a state where leaders were democratically elected....
Feb. 20, 2013 08:51
The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session, so you’d think they’d be tackling really serious issues, like setting tax policies that would penalize greedy corporations who lay off people here and open plants in slave-wage countries. Or standing up to health-insurance monopolies and enforcing a cap on premiums....

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