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Democrats, democracy suffer under GOP control

That Republicans express disdain for the Democratic Party is not unexpected. That they refuse to refer to it by its proper name, instead calling it the “Democrat Party,” is just rather childish. What is concerning, however, now two terms into GOP legislative control, is their...

Government spending remains high

Fiscal conservatives think government is too large, costs too much and tries to do too much. Fiscal liberals think government is too small, spends too little and doesn’t try to do enough. This is a yawning gap in philosophy. Still, if we stipulate that the two sides disagree...

The shine is on at Knightdale Festival

KNIGHTDALE — The Shine 4 Veterans Glitz Day Festival is scheduled July 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Midtown Commons Shopping Center in Knightdale. The fundraiser supporting active duty military and veterans and their families is sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Grill and features live...

Goooaaalll!

Like so many in America, for the past two weeks I have been caught up in the World Cup soccer excitement. When I say, “caught up,” I think I should clarify that I am not saying I don a multi-colored clown afro wig, drape myself in an American flag and paint my face red, white and...

Library offers summer fun

The focus is on kids at the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave. Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. For more information, see wakegov.com/libraries. •Family storytime. Young children and their families participate in an...

Study justifies doodling habit

I wish Catherine Lee could have seen last week’s CBS-TV show, Sunday Morning. It may have helped my case way back in high school. Miss Lee taught science at Wake Forest High School in the 1940s and ’50s. She was what was then called “a spinster,” and she rented a room in a...

Veterans need action, not ‘promises’

To the editor: The Veterans Administration scandal and the deaths of veterans who fought and lost their battle to obtain earned benefits has local impact and is worthy of attention.   It is an old story of broken promises, and one that continues to repeat itself.   I remember my...