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Love of Country Feb. 14, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

In the next few days, we will celebrate both Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. These holidays brin... Read More

Extra Credit Feb. 13, 2019

Wellnews

Researchers at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands wanted to better understand the p... Read More

You Deserve to Have a Life, Too Feb. 08, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a live-in caregiver for my grandmother, who is in failing health. She has five chil... Read More

Time to End the Shameful Strand of US History Feb. 07, 2019

Scott Rasmussen

Four hundred years ago this summer, colonial America's first representative assembly was convened in... Read More

A Fortuitous Encounter With Al Michaels Feb. 06, 2019

The Word Guy

During a recent NFL playoff game, veteran NBC sportscaster Al Michaels reported that an official's p... Read More

Do We Really Still Need Black History Month? Feb. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

Every so often, even now, somebody asks why America needs a Black History Month, which kicks off tod... Read More

The Past Can Determine the Present, Future Feb. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

In African culture, the griot, or storyteller, repeats the old stories and passes knowledge on to th... Read More

Frederick Douglass and Voting Rights Feb. 01, 2019

Linda Chavez

I have been reading — more accurately, listening to — David Blight's new biography, "Fre... Read More

The Deep Meaning of Groundhog Day Jan. 31, 2019

Froma Harrop

Saturday is Groundhog Day. It is the day when many eyes will turn to Gobbler's Knob, a wooded hill a... Read More

Campaigns Do Matter and Can Change History Jan. 26, 2019

Mark Shields

In 1960, when John F. Kennedy was running for the White House against Richard Nixon, winning Democra... Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Crippling Tax Proposal Jan. 25, 2019

Adriana Cohen

When it comes to resolving issues surrounding income inequality, Democrats want it both ways. They s... Read More

Don't Be Judgy about 'Backflash' Jan. 23, 2019

The Word Guy

Some random dispatches from the Word Front, including one from the War Front: Flashback to "Backflas... Read More

Legislature Can End Controversy Over Silent Sam Jan. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

It's the 21st century in most of North Carolina, but the University of North Carolina system's Board... Read More

In the Annals of Tone-Deafness, These MLK Observances Deserve Special Note Jan. 23, 2019

Daily Editorials

Monday's federal holiday should have been about honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ki... Read More

We Don't Like Anybody, Do We? Jan. 22, 2019

William Murchison

As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: "The Unco Guid and the Rigidly R... Read More

A Resolution for the Ages Jan. 21, 2019

Daily Editorials

Are you still looking for a resolution to keep in the new year, something more meaningful than visit... Read More

Day of Service -- Life of Service Jan. 17, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

This Monday, we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated when... Read More

Politics of Immigration Jan. 16, 2019

Walter E. Williams

Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple "yes" or "no" ̵... Read More

Illiteracy in the Old Jan. 16, 2019

Wellnews

Roughly 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older use prescription drugs, with an average 20 prescrip... Read More

What 'Caws'es Us To Say 'Crowbar'? Jan. 16, 2019

The Word Guy

Q. What's the origin of "crowbar"? — Al Cohen, Newington, Connecticut A. A crow, a robin and a... Read More