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Thanks to inflation, Americans increasingly cannot afford their grocery bills. Global food prices are projected to increase 23 percent this year, on top of the 30 percent they increased last year. And per usual, those already living on the margins are feeling the consequences the most.

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A mismatch between the title and subtitle to Matt Lewis's April 18 column at The Daily Beast — "Canceling Student Loan Debt Only Leaves a Broken System in Place," and "Democrats are delusional if they think student loan debt forgiveness is going to save them and Biden at the ballot box" — perfectly illustrates the fallacy of mistaking bad policy for bad politics.

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Climate change is real. Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities such as power generation and transportation are a causal factor. Because the net effects of climate change are likely to be harmful, governments should enact prudent policy responses.

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Edzell Lowry knows firsthand about rising gas prices. He owns Sun-Do gas station in Pembroke. Lowry, a former Democrat who later registered as unaffiliated, recently switched to the Republican Party.

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HAMLET — Students and staff in Richmond County’s schools won’t be forced to wear masks anymore.

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Before we scold the Richmond County Board of Commissioners for approving another problematic public comment policy, we have to give credit for the positive changes commissioners made.

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ROCKINGHAM — Fourteen percent of North Carolina’s 116 school districts still require masking — including Richmond County Schools.

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According to numbers released by the U.S. government, consumer prices have increased by 7.5 percent in the past year, the steepest increase since 1982. The actual price increases are even worse than the government numbers suggest, given that the “official” statistics are manipulated to understate the real rate of price increases. According to John Williams of ShadowStats, prices have actually increased by around 15 percent over the past year.

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The mainstream media, and apparently academic-types, decided to cower from a study showing lockdowns had little consequence in curbing infections during the ongoing pandemic.

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Democrats are in trouble in the suburbs is a common refrain, which appears to be doubly accurate in North Carolina. Despite endless predictions of North Carolina turning blue, a new study from Duke University reinforces the uphill battle Democrats face in the state. The study offers the fancy “countrypolitan” term for what — in many instances — are suburban or semi-suburban regions of the state.

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