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Why are all the good politicians furry?
I must admit it. I love all things politics, almost as much as I love sports and movies.
Health care choice another of Obama's broken promises
In selling Obamacare, the president told Americans they could keep their doctors and their health care plans. MIllions of Americans are now finding out that was a sales line - not the truth.
EDITORIALS: NSA's embarrassment; Anti-smoking laws
The latest revelations about the NSA's tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone are embarrassing enough. Now they may hamper the United States' ability to share intelligence with allies. / A New York City law to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products is well intentioned but misdirected.
The numbers you really need to know for retirement
If you are one of the 78 million Baby Boomers rolling into retirement in the next 20 years, you might want to sit down and do a little math. Retirement is a lot more complicated than it used to be.
12 words you should stop using right now
If you want a list of words to incorporate into your conversation to make you sound more intelligent, this is not the place.
Berger stays on same track as Basnight
RALEIGH — In the fuss over a federal government shutdown and the various messes within the state’s health agency, the decision by state Senate leader Phil Berger to pass on a bid for U.S. Senate became little more than a speed bump in the recent run of political news.
Advice for Obama from Conroy’s mom
What advice would author Pat Conroy’s late mother give President Obama in dealing with congressional Republicans over the government shutdown and debt ceiling crises?
Every road leads back to Stanly County
“I have wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.”
This quote made famous by WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes could apply to the subject of my column this week.
Married people are fatter and happier
Doctors at Harvard tossed some more data on the pile last month, showing that married patients were more likely to identify cancer in its early stages and less likely to die from the disease than their unmarried peers.
EDITORIALS: School lunch lessons; D.C. focuses on box scores
Instead of refusing a now-nutritious National School Lunch Program, schools, parents and students should embrace the healthier standards / A box-score mentality - with too much emphasis on winners, losers, scores and assists - afflicts Washington with little concern for those who buy the tickets.
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