By all accounts, Amy Coney Barrett is a fine human being, but it’s disconcerting to consider how little we actually know about her after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week on her nomination to the Supreme Court.
In 2006 Time Magazine used a reflective Mylar plane to present its “Person of the Year” which was “You”, basically anyone who obtained an issue would see his or her reflection. Well, it is time for Time to just dust off those old Mylar sheets and bring them out of retirement. Instead of Person of the Year, however, the new purpose would be to answer the question: Who would be a better president than Donald Trump? Answer: “You” (most of “You” anyway!).
The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters of North Carolina elect a state treasurer every four years.
The evening couldn’t have been set up any more perfectly. Pizza was on the way, the cats were napping in various spots throughout the house, my wife was engrossed in one of her college classes and I was on the couch in total control of the TV clicker.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden must really think voters are stupid. His radio ad on the age-old topic of brain drain — the term used for decades when discussing the fact that high school graduates often choose to leave home — is short on substance.
First of all, this story is not using the old expression “a hard nut to crack” in reference to other people. Instead, it’s about them hard hickory nuts that most folks say are just not worth the trouble to crack.