Inauguration and what it should mean

Inauguration and what it should mean

Yes, we all know at the inauguration it all comes down to one thing: being the president-elect accepting the office of president of the United States ...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Never mind the bullying tweets that unnerve allied nations and reverberate through financial markets.Put aside for moment the disturbing confirmation ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Urban-rural gap is nothing new

Urban-rural gap is nothing new

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, I’m just t...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Memories of Reagan’s inauguration

Memories of Reagan’s inauguration

With the inauguration of our new president quickly approaching, I am reminded of Jan. 20, 1981, and my own experience of a similar event.Ten days earl...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Local abuses don’t boost economy

Local abuses don’t boost economy

Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy Cooper begins h...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Names changed, intent the same

Names changed, intent the same

ISIS did not just pop up out of thin air. The reason we have ISIS on the doorsteps of America is easy to explain if you go back in history. Go back ro...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Celebrities should stick to their art, not political posturing

Celebrities should stick to their art, not political posturing

My wife and I don’t watch award shows. We figure since we aren’t getting any awards and no one we know is getting any awards, what’s...

January 13th, 2017 |  


A historically productive first 100 days

A historically productive first 100 days

This week, the 115th Congress officially gaveled into session. With President-elect Trump soon to be inaugurated, my House Republican colleagues and I...

January 9th, 2017 |  


Lessons from Tillis for Speaker Moore

Lessons from Tillis for Speaker Moore

Can lessons learned in a successful effort to provide compensation for victims of state-sponsored sterilization help solve the problem HB2 (the bathro...

January 9th, 2017 updated: January 9th, 2017. |  


Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Cooper makes a colossal blunder

Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separation of powers, w...

January 9th, 2017 |