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Dude, skip the avocado toast to save for retirement

I’ll confess that I once ate a very expensive piece of avocado toast, at a hip coffee shop in Brooklyn, New York. It wasn’t very good, either. So I hear what Australian mega-millionaire Tim Gurner is saying when he accuses members of the millennial generation of wasting money on overpriced avocado toast instead of saving up to buy houses.

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The four American narratives:Exodus in the Information Age

America has always been a divided, sprawling country, but for most of its history it was held together by a unifying national story. As I noted a couple of months ago, it was an Exodus story. It was the story of leaving the oppressions of the Old World, venturing into a wilderness and creating a new promised land. In this story, America was the fulfillment of human history, the last best hope of earth.

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If liberals hate him, Trump must be doing something right

If there was one principle that used to unite conservatives, it was respect for the rule of law. Not long ago, conservatives would have been horrified at wholesale violations of the norms and traditions of our political system, and would have been appalled by a president who showed overt contempt for the separation of powers.

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Why was there a Civil War?

President Donald Trump yet again finds himself in possible Pinocchio land, this time for suggesting that Andrew Jackson could have — or would have — averted the Civil War. This claim is more complicated than the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, however. Trump has touched a controversy that has engaged historians and the public for more than a century.

Videos

Which beaches do the locals prefer?

For many, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, which means it's the beginning of beach season. There is no shortage of beaches in Beaufort County, but which ones do the locals frequent?
Delayna Earley Staff video
Which beaches do the locals prefer? 1:07

Which beaches do the locals prefer?

What do you love about The Sands? 1:25

What do you love about The Sands?

'Your picture will hang in the hall:' First graduating class of John Paul II 1:44

'Your picture will hang in the hall:' First graduating class of John Paul II

Crowded Coligny: Tourists swarm the beach over Memorial Day weekend 1:16

Crowded Coligny: Tourists swarm the beach over Memorial Day weekend