Legislative support for active troops and veterans

Legislative support for active troops and veterans

Providing for the common defense of our nation is one of the few responsibilities of Congress explicitly stated in the United States Constitution. As ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Funding our national defense

Funding our national defense

America faces serious threats from radical Islamist terrorism. As well, we face grave peril as President Obama chose to give Iran a clear path to nucl...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Heroin: The Queen of addiction

Heroin: The Queen of addiction

With every Queen she has to have her pawns. The pawn in this case is the user, the addict. A lost soul that sees no way out of this personal hell. Thi...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Lawmakers seek massive expansion of voucher scheme that discriminates against LGBT students

Lawmakers seek massive expansion of voucher scheme that discriminates against LGBT students

If a handful of right-wing legislators have their way, taxpayers in North Carolina may soon be spending $125 million a year funding private and fundam...

May 19th, 2016 |  


No, we are not screwed

No, we are not screwed

To my friends who insist on saying things like “we’re screwed” in response to some political candidate gaining momentum in their cam...

May 18th, 2016 |  


State economy getting more private

State economy getting more private

RALEIGH — If we want North Carolina to grow and develop robustly, we have to raise taxes and use the money to “invest” in education,...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Trying to keep the ball rolling

Trying to keep the ball rolling

It’s halfway through my second week as editor the Richmond County Daily Journal, and I still haven’t moved into the big chair.I’m st...

May 18th, 2016 |  


‘We the People’ are paying for the party

‘We the People’ are paying for the party

There are many forms of enslavement, the most insidious being the one that happens within a person’s own head. Meaning, that most people do not ...

May 14th, 2016 |  


The evolution of Gov. Pat McCrory into right-wing culture warrior

The evolution of Gov. Pat McCrory into right-wing culture warrior

One of the many repercussions of HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory in March, is that it has forced McCrory to final...

May 13th, 2016 |  


N.C. Joins the Magnificent Seven

N.C. Joins the Magnificent Seven

RALEIGH — When it comes to economic growth, North Carolina is one of the Magnificent Seven.No, I’m not going to make an argument that the ...

May 12th, 2016 |