Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:48:42 EST 1800 Judge, DOT boss pen captivating tales http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152124228/Judge-DOT-boss-pen-captivating-tales It is a dream come true for me — a mixture of North Carolina public affairs and North Carolina books. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:36:51 EST LETTER: Sunday no substitute for biblical Sabbath http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/152120618/Sunday-no-substitute-for-the-biblical-Sabbath To the editor: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:51 EST Amnesty violates separation of powers http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152120611/Amnesty-violates-separation-of-powers More than three months ago, President Obama took unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. As I've said before, I do not agree with the president's executive actions on immigration, and I am... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:11:51 EST Love can overcome discrimination http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152110530/Love-can-overcome-discrimination In the spirit of Black History Month, I am very thankful for all of my ancestors who bled and died for the sake of my freedom. Watching movies like “Selma,” “Malcolm X” and “Roots” make me a little emotional... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:51:51 EST Legal Corner: Understanding IRAs and 401(k)s http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152097477/Understanding-IRAs-and-401(k)s Last week, the Legal Corner discussed employment tax regulations for employers and how to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. This week we will discuss the different types of retirement plans available to individuals through... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:21:51 EST Too many knocks to the head http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152092555/Too-many-knocks-to-the-head If you can't poke fun at yourself, then you have problems. In the past, I have had people ask me “What's wrong with you?” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:26:51 EST Readers weigh in on stolen guns, meth epidemic http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/152065181/Readers-weigh-in-on-stolen-guns-meth-epidemic If you're on Facebook and you aren't following the Richmond County Daily Journal, you're missing out. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:01:51 EST Bill would legalize discrimination http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/152065165/Bill-would-legalize-discrimination This was a remarkable week indeed at the General Assembly. It is now clear that legislation supported by Senate leaders would allow public employees to refuse to provide state services based on race. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:31:51 EST LETTER: Selfish policies will lead to Democrats’ demise http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/152049329/Selfish-policies-will-lead-to-Democrats-demise To the editor: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:56:52 EST Pivot back to free markets http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152049233/Pivot-back-to-free-markets RALEIGH — Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws and historic reforms of the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:46:51 EST LETTER: Hospice patient thanks CNA for compassionate care http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/152024361/Hospice-patient-thanks-CNA-for-compassionate-care To the editor: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:41:51 EST Winter weather: A salute to those ‘out in it’ http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/152023496/TAR-HEEL-VIEW-Winter-weather:-A-salute-to-those-who-are-out-in-it For a lot of folks, snow means a holiday. Schools are out. Businesses shut down. Government paper-pushing comes to a halt. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:11:51 EST A visit to Clyde’s concert hall http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152022047/A-visit-to-Clydes-concert-hall The other Tuesday my wife and I had some business in Moore County around Robbins. It was around 5 p.m., and our business taken care of, we were driving out from Robbins. As we got to N.C. 24/27, we decided to turn east toward Carthage and visit our... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:46:51 EST ‘57 Chevy inspires N.C. nostalgia http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151998955/57-Chevy-inspires-N.C.-nostalgia What is it about a 1957 Chevrolet?Like The New York Times offering on its store page a “1957 Bel Air 50th Anniversary Edition $99.95. Numbered, limited edition of 1,957.” Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:16:51 EST LETTER: Don’t blame law enforcement for society’s problems http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/151995500/Dont-blame-law-enforcement-for-societys-problems To the editor: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:06:51 EST Holding homeland security hostage http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151995427/Holding-homeland-security-hostage As you know, there is an ongoing debate over the legality of President Obama's unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. I stand firm in my belief that President Obama's actions are not only... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:16:52 EST Tax tips for independent contractors, family businesses http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/151968470/Tax-tips-for-independent-contractors-family-businesses Last week, the Legal Corner discussed tax regulations for self-employed individuals and some of the available deductions. This week we will discuss employment tax regulations for employers, including distinguishing between independent contractors and... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:46:51 EST Obama underestimates terror threat http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151967324/Obama-underestimates-terror-threat I am tired of being told by people who don't even know me what my political affiliations are. I have none — all I have are my own personal opinions. Just mine and no others. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:26:51 EST OUR VIEW: Chasing meth, pointing fingers http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/151965579/OUR-VIEW-Chasing-meth-pointing-fingers Who's responsible for Richmond County's meth epidemic? Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:16:52 EST LETTER: Temple Christian girls shine on and off the court http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/151948110/Temple-Christian-girls-shine-on-and-off-the-court To the editor: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:52 EST