In remembrance of our heroes

In remembrance of our heroes

We remember the Alamo. We remember Pearl Harbor. We must remember Benghazi. Remember the words that came out of Hillary Clinton’s mouth in the d...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Putting faces to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Putting faces to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment. Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion. H...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Pre-K funding: The most shameful thing about the Senate budget

Pre-K funding: The most shameful thing about the Senate budget

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vindictive 3 a.m. budget cuts to education programs ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Pay raise could lessen regulation

Pay raise could lessen regulation

I have been writing a regular column on North Carolina politics and public policy since 1986. Over three decades of writing about and talking to polit...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Actor discovers his inner Ron Swanson

Actor discovers his inner Ron Swanson

Nick Offerman is disappointingly not as libertarian in real life as the beloved Ron Swanson character he portrayed in the series Parks and Recreation....

May 24th, 2017 |  


NC Democrats don’t need a Jeremy Corbyn

NC Democrats don’t need a Jeremy Corbyn

What can North Carolina Democrats learn from British politics?There are comparisons to be made between their party and the British Labour Party.Labour...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Party divides are no surprise

Party divides are no surprise

Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their vie...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


GMOs: We are what we eat

GMOs: We are what we eat

I, of course, have a point to get to — and I will in a roundabout way. I need to say that our government has worked hand-in-hand with Monsanto, ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Heroes can be found in the jury box

Heroes can be found in the jury box

Not all heroes wear capes. Some dress comfortably, but not too casually, avoiding halter or tank tops, cut-off jeans, and offensive t-shirts. I am, of...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Vulgar display of power

Vulgar display of power

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elected officials in generations — and that is no...

May 18th, 2017 updated: May 18th, 2017. |