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Monday, 15 November 2021 11:56

OPINION: On making a column count

I got inspired while trashing one of my newspaper columns.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:34

OPINION: The new free speech bullies

As an academic dean of library services for the past 40 years, I think I have a good eye for what constitutes censorship. Cancel culture, a new term for an old and deadly form of silencing your enemies has recently shown its ugly face and has unmistakably assumed the role of free speech bullies. Not since the McCarthy Era have we seen such proscription of speech, and it appears to be unrelenting. The eagerness with which these new speech bullies seek to prohibit ideas is now ubiquitous, and the desire to cancel scores of individuals from Washington State to, well, the heart of the reddest of Red States, Rock Hill, South Carolina, where I live, is raging.

Published in Opinion

NEW BERN — Columnist Joe Weaver has another award to add to his wall.

Published in Lifestyle

As a writer, you sometimes think, ”Is all this time and research on a book or column worth it?”

Published in Lifestyle