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Working to shield Americans’ rights and traditional values

Working to shield Americans’ rights and traditional values

We’ve all heard the famous phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” Well.. nowhere is this more true than in Washington. …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Helping Americans escape poverty

Helping Americans escape poverty

Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. That’s about one in every seven Americans. Unfortunately, our current welfare …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Friedman leaves legacy of change at Daily Journal

Friedman leaves legacy of change at Daily Journal

Turnabout is fair play, I always say. Corey Friedman, the editor of the Richmond County Daily Journal, penned a wonderful …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Denying Trump the nomination could trigger civil war

Denying Trump the nomination could trigger civil war

It has been said that there are no mistakes, only life lessons. However, when one misses the freeway exit ramp, …

April 29th, 2016 |  

McCrory, Berger lead N.C.’s last stand against LGBT equality

McCrory, Berger lead N.C.’s last stand against LGBT equality

Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger and other supporters of HB2, North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, are desperately …

April 27th, 2016 |  

N.C. road policies need legislators’ attention

N.C. road policies need legislators’ attention

RALEIGH — When you ask North Carolina voters to name the top election issue in state politics, the most common …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Whenever someone approaches me with an open statement of “It must be difficult raising a child with a disability,” I …

April 27th, 2016 |  

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

Would you believe it if I told you common sense prevailed in Washington? Well, that’s what happened two weeks ago …

April 25th, 2016 |  

GOP congressmen file 4 bills to hold IRS accountable

GOP congressmen file 4 bills to hold IRS accountable

Have you noticed that your wallet is lighter? Thanks to Tax Day, you and I had the distinguished opportunity to …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Distracted driving: There oughta be a law

Distracted driving: There oughta be a law

Ten and two, 10 and 2. Do you remember? I do, I truly do. Think back to when you were …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Rebuild ‘infrastructure of opportunity’ in North Carolina

Rebuild ‘infrastructure of opportunity’ in North Carolina

State lawmakers return to Raleigh Monday night for their summer session and they have a lot to talk about — …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Don’t overstate North Carolina’s political divide

Don’t overstate North Carolina’s political divide

RALEIGH — Has North Carolina become a state of extremes? Based on recent events, and lots of recent hand-wringing, you …

April 19th, 2016 |  

#WeAreNotThis: House Bill 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

#WeAreNotThis: House Bill 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

The irony of Republicans complaining about unfair treatment by corporate America and the national media is just too rich. The …

April 18th, 2016 |  

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

Like so many of you, I find tax season to be one of the most frustrating times of the year. …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Did you know Mideast terrorist organizations are now working with Latin American drug lords against the United States? Last week, …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Understanding we are not free

Understanding we are not free

I have written several times that illusions are illusions no matter how real they’re made to appear. Our handlers have …

April 15th, 2016 |  

The hate behind House Bill 2

The hate behind House Bill 2

The folks supporting the sweeping anti-LGBT bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory keep saying …

April 14th, 2016 |  

School choice is mainstream

School choice is mainstream

RALEIGH — When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Iran flouts U.S. deal with missile test, must be held accountable

Iran flouts U.S. deal with missile test, must be held accountable

Last fall when President Obama introduced his Iran deal, the American people were skeptical. Like many of you, I was …

April 10th, 2016 |  

Rank hypocrisy in backlash over bathroom bill

Rank hypocrisy in backlash over bathroom bill

Last month, Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2, a bill to address Charlotte’s …

April 10th, 2016 |  

America spinning out of balance

America spinning out of balance

I ponder my thoughts and try to understand the feelings that hid within these thoughts that have been growing for …

April 8th, 2016 |  

Carolina Comeback falls short

Carolina Comeback falls short

Here is something about Gov. Pat McCrory’s alleged Carolina Comeback that you don’t hear every day. Most of the jobs …

April 7th, 2016 |  

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