Thoughts on ‘The Golden Rule’

Thoughts on ‘The Golden Rule’

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” doesn’t mean you should assume that other people will like the same things as yo...

December 6th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Make America’s roads, bridges great again

TAR HEEL VIEW: Make America’s roads, bridges great again

If Donald Trump’s said it once this year, he’s said it a million times: He’s going to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and tun...

December 5th, 2016 |  


North Carolina’s most important lawyer

North Carolina’s most important lawyer

The most important lawyer in modern North Carolina history finally has a biography.This week, UNC Press is releasing “Julius Chambers: A Life in...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Burr victory deserves the spotlight

Burr victory deserves the spotlight

During the fall campaign in North Carolina, the presidential and gubernatorial races captured most of the attention. That was understandable. But the ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


The people have spoken

The people have spoken

The people have spoken. You’re damn-well right they have spoken. I’m not just speaking about the winning party, by no means. I am actually...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Castro betrayed the revolution

Castro betrayed the revolution

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, and, by chance, I had just seen the wonderful 2015 movie “Papa” about Ernest Hemingway’s yea...

December 1st, 2016 |  


LETTER: Building a better community

LETTER: Building a better community

To the editor:While here in North Carolina, I’ve been troubled about the lack of involvement or outcry when our communities and our young people...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Politics and barbecue, together again

Politics and barbecue, together again

Did North Carolina barbecue help Donald Trump win the presidency?North Carolina’s barbecue guru, John Shelton Reed, has a theory.More about that...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Left needs course in federalism

Left needs course in federalism

For the second time in recent experience, and the fifth time in American history, a presidential candidate has been elected despite having failed to w...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Think you’ve been turkey-poisoned?

Think you’ve been turkey-poisoned?

I doubt it. You don’t know what turkey-poisoned means unless you are part of Uncle Luther Lee’s side of the Lee family. This story is goin...

November 25th, 2016 |