Selective outrage from the critics

Selective outrage from the critics

When I sat down to write this column, of course I had an idea of what to write about. That was not the issue.The issue for me was where is this column...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Poll questions that cannot be answered

Poll questions that cannot be answered

I’m minding my business when suddenly my smartphone rang with an unfamiliar number. Curious, I picked up. It was the Gallup organization calling...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

House and Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to come up with a final budget for next year and reportedly the two sides are close to an agr...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


We were never in Kansas

We were never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the general election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Freedom is the journey and the destination

Freedom is the journey and the destination

[Editor’s note: The following is comprised of two posts that follow the same theme.]If you can’t find a way to enjoy people’s compan...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


President’s planto close Gitmo isdangerous, naive

President’s planto close Gitmo isdangerous, naive

It’s no secret that we live in a dangerous world. Tragically, we were reminded of the very real threats we face when a radical Islamic terrorist...

June 20th, 2016 |  


We must cut off ISIS’ funding

We must cut off ISIS’ funding

As Americans, it is right that we take time to pray for the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack, their families and the first responders. We must ...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Corporate America is killing with chemicals

Corporate America is killing with chemicals

In recent weeks, I have watched several documentaries about the plastic industry. Some of the things that I saw, I already knew about. There were othe...

June 18th, 2016 |  


Cash doesn’t dictate votes

Cash doesn’t dictate votes

RALEIGH — Do state politicians have principles? To some cynical academics and activists, the only way this question can have an affirmative answ...

June 17th, 2016 |  


While we grieve, we must wait to act

While we grieve, we must wait to act

Sunday’s horrible mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando naturally generates strong emotional reactions. It is entirely understandable for...

June 17th, 2016 |