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Anthony Dent


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Opinion

Column: ‘Right’ thinking keeps us on track

Turn on the 6 o’clock news, and you’ll hear the stories from families whose homes were destroyed by a tornado in the Midwest. Change the channel and see emaciated victims of the latest famine in Africa. You don’t even have to leave North Carolina to see human suffering: one in four children under the age of five goes to bed hungry every night in our state.

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The culture divide's consequences

Do you know who Jimmie Johnson is? If you do, then chances are you aren’t a cultural elite, according to the quiz inspired by Charles Murray’s recent book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010.”

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Politicians must be able to persuade

Partisanship and ideology only cause gridlock. Or so the popular argument goes. At the end of the day, the political process often results in gridlock because there are very real differences in outlook among the American people.

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Lux, libertas and the liberal arts

When you meet someone new at college, the invariable question — “What’s your major” — is generally followed up by asking, “So, what are you going to do with that?” That’s the lens through which we view our time spent in college: preparing us for a specific career. We are, after all, “minds on a mission.”

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