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D.G. Martin

DG MARTIN COLUMN: He made me famous

The man who made me briefly famous died last week. Tom Clark was 93. Dr. Clark taught me ...

Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: How deep is our economic divide?

The term “economic divide” is commonly used today. It can refer to several aspects in our economy, such ...

D.G. Martin

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Why we talk this way

“Prove it.” One of this column’s readers challenged me to back up my recent assertion that characteristics of ...

Social Security

SOCIAL SECURITY COLUMN: Not ready to retire? You can still apply for Medicare online

By Lisa Wallace Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in North Carolina Did you know that you can apply ...

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Exit polls offer useful insights

Every two years, exit pollsters attempt to survey voters who’ve just cast ballots. They post interviewers at hundreds ...

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Getting ready for the storm

If you read my columns regularly, you know that I had a busy week last week keeping an ...

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: A new adventure

Just before Christmas I received the news that my job teaching Chinese students was coming to an end. ...

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Revolutionary history surrounds us

RALEIGH — When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical ...

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Our sky was never falling

From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top-five destination ...

Civil War

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Civil war — our people versus my people?

To live in interesting times, is it a blessing or a curse? To live in the era of ...

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