States always compete for leaders

States always compete for leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Developing world can’t rely on US

Developing world can’t rely on US

The “developing world.” I’ve got a problem with those words. Just how long is it going to take for them to develop? The American dol...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Why NC could lose big in the 2020 Census

Why NC could lose big in the 2020 Census

Alarms about poor preparations for the constitutionally mandated 2020 Census are ringing across the nation. The Tar Heel State, and our almost 10 mill...

November 30th, 2017 |  


What if we win them both?

What if we win them both?

CNBC, the cable business news channel, predicts that North Carolina will be selected as the site for Amazon’s second headquarters. We are also t...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Does N. Korea really sponsor terror?

Does N. Korea really sponsor terror?

President Trump announced last week that he was returning North Korea to the U.S. list of “state sponsors of terrorism” after having been ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Lesson from my toppled hero

Lesson from my toppled hero

Stunned.North Carolina lost another monument. It came like a flash.And I am still reeling.Charlie Rose was one of North Carolina’s nationally be...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Parents count when judging schools

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public sch...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Who are we? What are we?

Who are we? What are we?

Most of the time — or rather I should say all of the time — my words just seem to flow with no end to them. The only thing that stops them...

November 24th, 2017 |  


More voices are needed in the media world

More voices are needed in the media world

For the first 20 years of my career I was a radio broadcaster in Greenville, Wilson, Elizabeth City, Fuquay-Varina, and later Raleigh and Durham. At t...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


From the Enola Gay to the grassy knoll

Imagine an American World War II veteran who visited the Enola Gay aircraft before it flew into history. Imagine a U.S. Marine sent to Japan immediate...

November 23rd, 2017 |