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…Don Gardiner’s work and voice filled the airwaves in America with the last 35 years of his illustrious career at the American Broadcasting Company in New York. That era would have lasted longer had Don not passed away 38 years ago today after a massive heart attack at age 61. The man who professionally did […]

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The recent statement by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani that, “I do not believe President Obama loves America” has drawn a lot of criticism mainly from Democrats and the liberal media. Based on his accomplishments in reducing crime in New York City and his extraordinary leadership following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mayor Giuliani […]

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BLAME

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

I have a one-eyed dog named Buddy. My wife found him in a blinding rain storm on the side of the road a little over six years ago. It was totally out of character for her to stop and pick him up; I am so glad she did. By the way, Buddy had two eyes […]

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In a reckless attempt to legislate a better life for Americans, progressives led by this country’s first minority chief executive have made a mess of the world’s best health care system. The intellectual cadre of educated planners attempted to craft a system aimed at perceived consumer needs and cast aside market tested solutions in favor […]

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Arnold Schoenberg was one of the most admired and controversial composers and teachers of the 20th century. Sabine Feisst, in her book, “Schoenberg’s New World,” analyzes his impact on his advocates, pupils, and critics during his highly productive years in America. Learn more about “Schoenberg’s New World” as you Mark! My Words on Books. # […]

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A LIFE CHANGING DECISION

By Ed Silverman, in History

The recent crash landing at LaGuardia airport in which a plane skidded off the icy runway and continued to slide at great speed toward the adjacent bay and a watery grave, but was saved when its momentum was halted by a snow bank, is being hailed as a “miracle.” Media hyperbole? Or were there other […]

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The very first essay I wrote for the Voice of Moore County (Now, the Voice of North Carolina), some 175 essays ago, was a recounting of my long-time personal relationship with Jackie Robinson. Although Jackie was a “high profile” celebrity, I was surprised at the positive reaction from lay readers as well as professional journalists, […]

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If you have ever wondered about the rise of China – economically, militarily, and politically – there is a great book for you titled, The Hundred-Year Marathon by Michael Pillsbury. The book’s subtitle is “China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America As The Global Superpower.” Pillsbury is one of America’s best experts on China. He is […]

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