A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least one proposition that attracts n...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Country music and dynamite

Country music and dynamite

No, I did not say that country music is dynamite, but to some it is and has been associated at different times with different people — the dynam...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like mos...

February 15th, 2017 |  


DeVos attackers surrender high ground

DeVos attackers surrender high ground

The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discours...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Save yourself the trouble

Save yourself the trouble

Dishonesty is the highest form of disloyalty. Nothing is a greater offense to true loyalty than fake love.Have you been victimizing yourself or others...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day next week?Here is some help for him with thoughts from ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators are to be believ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


The McCarran Internal Security Act

The McCarran Internal Security Act

At this moment you have the bleeding-heart liberals telling the people what Trump has enacted is illegal — that being the detention of some peop...

February 10th, 2017 |