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Sharon Randall: Making the best of it

By Sharon Randall Birthdays in my childhood were always remembered, but not especially memorable. My mother would bake a cake and the family would sing ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Better-than-usual flu season attributed to COVID-19 precautions

Mask wearing and social distancing are proving their worth for more than COVID-19. While there’s no previous coronavirus pandemic to compare to, the N.C. Department ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Thomas Mills: In defense of Marjorie Taylor Greene (well, kind of)

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from blog posts by Thomas Mills, the founder and publisher of politicsnc.com. By Thomas Mills OK, here’s my unpopular ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Nalini Joseph: We could learn gratitude from poorer places

One of the wonderful things about living in a third world country is the daily opportunity that children have to show kindness and charity to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Democrats might take lesson from FDR

By Gary Pearce North Carolina Democrats are torn right now — between celebration and disappointment over 2020 and between hope and fear over 2022. They ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Distraction works both ways

By Sharon Randall Just when I think I’ve told every story I know, another one will pop up in my memory. This one is about ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Clyde: No do-overs in real life

By Clyde If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently? Read Psalm 130 aloud: “Out of the depths have I ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Legislators should reclaim their power

By John Hood RALEIGH — Among the many reasons the political discourse in Washington has gotten so toxic, and at the same time so unproductive, ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Larry Efird column: ‘To change or not to change …’

W ith all the changes we continue to endure and experience, I naturally want to know what my students are thinking—and how they are feeling.  ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Nalini Joseph: Academic success is most important

By Nalini Joseph As American parents, we are programmed to give our children a well-rounded education and exposure to as many extra-curricular activities as possible. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Francis Koster: Making our aquarium better to live in

By Francis Koster Do you remember when you were given your first goldfish? The gift was probably a little bowl of water containing a few ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ada Fisher: Be the bigger person

By Ada Fisher Thirty-eight years ago in President Gerald R. Ford‘s inaugural remarks leading up to a pardon for Richard Nixon, he stated “our long ... Read more

1 month ago by Ada Fisher.

Gary Pearce: Governor, pro-tem and pandemic powers

 By Gary Pearce Politics and the pandemic are inseparable in North Carolina. Last year’s gubernatorial election got caught up in COVID fever. This year, pandemic politics likely ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Federal bailout would punish our state

By John Hood RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly), they will probably approve a new ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Together, we’ll be all right

By Sharon Randall One of the finer qualities that sets humans apart from other species is our capacity to care about people we’ve never met. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

DG Martin: Three North Carolina-connected women Democrats to keep an eye on

By D.G. Martin Three North Carolina-connected women Democrats broke the mold in the recent congressional elections. The “mold” was Democrats losing congressional seats to Republicans. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Keep local elections unlike national politics

More than two months ago, on Nov. 8, an Associated Press story on the front page of the Post reported that now-President Joe Biden had ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Guest columnist: School board member in hot water over DC rally

By Ray Nothstine Sherry-Lynn Womack finds herself in the proverbial hot water. Her crime? Womack went up to Washington, D.C., for the rally for Donald ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: They’re coming to America

By Cal Thomas In 1980, singer Neil Diamond recorded a song that celebrated American immigration, first in the early 1900s and then more recently. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Nalini Joseph: Business skills needed on path to greatness

By Nalini Joseph I was sitting at Hoff’s Grill on Innes street enjoying the biggest “half chicken” I have ever seen and started talking to ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Fran Koster: Too many fighting wrong enemy

By Fran Koster The electronic environment that manages our economy and life support systems is being attacked by Russia as you read this. When the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Steve Roberts: Burying the big lie

By Steven V. Roberts As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Byron York: Trump derangement syndrome in a post-Trump world

By Byron York President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Ron Bowers: With apologies to Mr. Dickens, a tale of two shots and a suggestion

By Ron Bowers Hooray! Thursday, Jan. 14, my wife and I got our first COVID-19 shots. I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment at the Salisbury ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Warren Bumgarner: Never forget what they tried to do

By Warren Bumgarner Wednesday, Jan. 6, is a day that shocked, saddened and angered the nation as we watched the insurrection in Washington on television. ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Gov. Cooper issues post-Trump challenge

By Gary Pearce As an old speechwriter, I’m a close reader of political speeches, especially important speeches such as Gov. Roy Cooper’s inaugural address. Little ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Protect the right to be wrong

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smartphone app, design a golf course or produce ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, David Post: Trump is no Grover Cleveland

By David Post In the 1988 vice presidential debate, Republican Dan Quayle, who was 41 years old, compared himself to President Kennedy. His Democrat challenger, ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

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