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As CSPAN proves, government can be boring, and that's OK. Yet you probably don't want our government to engage in a different kind of boring: drilling into your brain to see what's on your mind. Of course, as the Internal Revenue Service scandal illustra
When the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 2010 opened the corporate floodgates to unlimited election spending, we waited to see its effect on politics. Last fall, we endured unprecedented bombardment with political television ads from independent organ
We need a new Christian religion - one that allows women a rightful place in the priesthood and gives homosexuals equality among the faithful. The idea of creating a new Christian religion is certainly not a novel one. Neither is suggesting equality for
For many families, theme parks offer a unique mix of thrills, amusements and memories. But that experience isn't cheap. Earlier this month, the cost got steeper at Universal Orlando and Disney World. Price inflation certainly isn't anything new to visito
The Trayvon Martin murder case will boil down to one claim known by mothers everywhere. "He started it!" Every parent with more than one child has heard that cry. When their little one points his or her finger accusingly at a sibling,...
Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders say “outsiders” are stirring up trouble by protesting at the General Assembly in Raleigh. Now, arrest records, in-the-field research and statewide polling suggest McCrory and the GOP...
Learn TV English Sen. Marco Rubio wants immigrants to speak English in order to qualify for a "green card." So do I. I am a proud West Virginia-born-and-raised American. After marrying a Venezuelan, I wanted to move to Venezuela, and we did...
Right call When Orlando narcotics agents rapped on the door of Karvas Jabbar Gamble Jr. to investigate a drug complaint, police say the wannabe rapper quickly reached for a gun. That cost him his life. Police shot the 19-year-old in the gut. Another arme
The University of Central Florida can be proud of the news, in this week's Sentinel, that it was one of 13 U.S. institutions to earn top marks for two of its teacher-education programs. But there's nothing for UCF to boast about in another recent Sentine
In a recent talk at Stetson University, I spoke about my research on how college seniors manage their Facebook presence while approaching the job market. I also talked about how, as information becomes increasingly integrated, social networks like Facebo
What do Disney World and the New York City subway system have in common - besides frequent sightings of bigger-than-life mice? Both do a good job of transporting people and giving their customers entertaining rides. When passengers are carried through an
In response to “S.C. to require CO alarms for many hotels” (June 18): Require carbon monoxide alarms in more than hotels For less than $50, a carbon monoxide detector would've prevented the death of Jeffrey Lee Williams....
From an editorial published in the Fayetteville Observer on Sunday: Anyone who doesn't believe North Carolina government is for sale to the highest bidder should look at how the consumer-finance industry won the right to raise its already-astronomical in
Last Friday, University of North Carolina System President Tom Ross announced a campus security initiative to ensure sexual assault cases are properly investigated and prosecuted, and more broadly that serious campus crimes get the attention they deserve
As two people who have been long-time friends, and who served in Congress as members of different political parties, we understand that compromise is not easy. But it is necessary, and it often produces the most thoughtful solutions to some of the nation
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