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Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Of pockets, legs and polarization

By Thomas L. Knapp
| January 19, 2022

“For the people who actually study the origins of civil wars, not just in the U.S., but as a class o...

Rob Schofield

OPINION

5 key facts on the inflation blame game

By Rob Schofield
| January 19, 2022

The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late — especially as...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Scots-Irish roots shape our Southern dialect

By D.G. Martin
| January 17, 2022

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

John Hood

OPINION

Exit polls offer useful insights

By John Hood
| January 17, 2022

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

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Poll presents compelling, alarming picture of NCGOP

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 17, 2022

From time to time, it is wise to consult a statistical portrait of the nation’s politics. Politics c...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

How deep is our economic divide?

By Mike Walden
| January 17, 2022

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

OPINION

Labor board: Take your politics to work

By Corey Friedman
| January 13, 2022

The National Labor Relations Board wants to open the door to workplace activism, but winning its cas...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Is justice blind to party labels?

By Tom Campbell
| January 12, 2022

If asked to identify a symbol for justice, most of us would picture a blindfolded Lady Liberty holdi...

John Hood

OPINION

Our sky was never falling

By John Hood
| January 15, 2022

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

Band

Commentary

Truth and trust in our newspapers

By Gary Band
| January 12, 2022

In speaking with some of the people I’ve mentioned in these columns, two things are consistently mad...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

Civil war: ‘Our people’ vs. ‘my people’?

By D.G. Martin
| January 11, 2022

To live in interesting times — is it a blessing or a curse? To live in the era of Donald Trump would...

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Take a walk and clean up at the same time

By Jean McCamy
| January 10, 2022

Are you a walker? Are you concerned about the trash that litters our landscape? Do you enjoy meeting...

John Hood

COMMENTARY

Revolutionary history surrounds us

By John Hood
| January 10, 2022

When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called “Mountain ...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Democrats’ ‘Red Dog’ dilemma

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 10, 2022

During the Donald Trump presidency, suburban areas were a gold mine for Democrats. Across the Sun Be...

Joe Weaver

COMMENTARY

Couple confronts reality of ‘till death do us part’

By Joe Weaver
| January 8, 2022

Within the last few years, I have gotten very conscious of my mortality. I don’t think I am going to...

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