Falling apart, not coming together

Falling apart, not coming together

The United States has never been in such a divided state. At this time “we the people” are witness to our country falling apart, at the ha...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


FIRE releases list of free speech threats

FIRE releases list of free speech threats

Colleges across America used to be referred to as a marketplace of ideas. Students fought for the ability to express alternative views in the ’6...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Faculty lacks political perspective

Faculty lacks political perspective

See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigat...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


An an-cap’s message to the alt-right

An an-cap’s message to the alt-right

We both agree that the left’s preferred economic systems and values are defunct.We both see the left as the salient threat to liberty, prosperit...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Groupthink makes you stink

Groupthink makes you stink

A friend of mine recently shared the following words with me:“Group-think makes you all stink. Group gods make you all frauds.”The approva...

February 21st, 2017 |  


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 |