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Warning: America is going straight to the dogs. Propelling this downward spiral is Americans’ love for dogs. Consumer Affairs reported a survey of 2,000 pet owners where 63 percent said, if they had to choose, they’d choose their pet over a significant other. One guy explained that “dogs don…

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As we enter the fourth week of the new fiscal year, the budget standoff continues. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the budget because it did not expand Medicaid. This action blocked critical funding for projects all over the state, specifically several million dollars that would go directly to Moore …

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Tariffs kill jobs and raise prices for consumers. This was a lead story in a recent edition of Forbes magazine, never a left-leaning liberal source. And while this truism is well-known among economists and in the business community, it’s a lesson often lost on politicians, including the pres…

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The Supreme Court held last week that federal judges have no authority to correct partisan gerrymandering. In a 5-to-4 decision, the court decision allows politicians to keep drawing electoral districts that entrench their power by manipulating voters into contrived areas determined solely b…

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Close your eyes. Play like you’re hearing a sonorous, authoritative voice say, “In the future there will be no need for tedious meal preparation. Housewives will not have boring house-cleaning duties. Traffic jams will be a thing of the past.”

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On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress and the American people about an incident that had shocked the nation. “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked…

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In its May 12, 2019 editorial “Time to Change Charter Funding,” The Pilot endorses a Moore County Board of Education proposal to the county Board of Commissioners to create a separate fund to cover “the per-pupil cost for all (public) charter students who never attended Moore County Schools.”

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On a beautiful day last week, our community was struck by tragedy. It was the last day of class at my alma mater, UNC Charlotte. Seniors were preparing for graduation, and underclassmen were anticipating the summer break when suddenly gunshots rang out.

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Most wars have names — the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the World Wars, the Gulf War, even the Cold War. But there is a war that has been going on throughout history and has been the justification of every war ever fought. It’s the real war between the people and the oligarchs.

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I’m registered unaffiliated but voted for Obama twice, then Clinton in 2016. I wanted to see a female president. Still, I can’t agree with Clinton’s one-world-open-border-mindset. Nor am I blind-drunk on Haterade about Trump or about his build-the-wall-mindset.

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The Roman Catholic Church has been striving for survival for the past 10 years or more. We are all familiar with reports of priests, and even bishops, who for decades have sexually abused children who were members of their parishes.

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March 28, 1979 —Forty years ago this month, the people living near the Three Mile Island nuclear energy plant in Pennsylvania experienced a crisis that could have been a complete disaster. My own experience was devastating but it could have been much worse. It seems a proper time to revisit …

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Given today’s partisanship, it was refreshing to read the editorial written by our Republican junior senator, Thom Tillis, that appeared in The Washington Post on February 25. In that op-ed, the honorable senator waxed on about President Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency regarding th…

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On March 5, James Freeman, editor of Best of the Web for “The Wall Street Journal,” wrote that Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 “have also voted for an abortion policy so expansive that it allows adults to decide the fate of children even when they are no longer in the womb.”