Earmarks are not the problem

Earmarks are not the problem

Last week, President Trump urged Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to direct how federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Ironically, ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Medicaid work rules are needed

Medicaid work rules are needed

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community...

January 15th, 2018 |  


‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

Sometimes fiction is a better teacher than history books or newspaper columns.A powerful new novel set in Pinewood, North Carolina, a fictional modern...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |  


Politicians’ settlement slush fund

Politicians’ settlement slush fund

In the past, I have written that it was time to drain the swamp. I was so wrong to have written those words. We don’t need to drain the swamp, w...

January 12th, 2018 |  


A tale of two Americas

A tale of two Americas

This is the tale of two Americas, where the rich get richer and the poor go to jail.Aided and abetted by the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions &...

January 11th, 2018 |  


The storm forming for 2018 elections

The storm forming for 2018 elections

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to understand that the gathering storm clouds are threatening the 2018 elections. The high-pressure system ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


‘Fire and fury’: A tale of 2 Trump lawsuits

‘Fire and fury’: A tale of 2 Trump lawsuits

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States, a former contestant on his reality TV show, “The Apprentice...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Just say ‘No’ to Jeff Sessions

Just say ‘No’ to Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off the New Year by reversing the Obama-era guidance for federal prosecutors to limit their enforcement of feder...

January 9th, 2018 |  


No family is immune from the opioid cisis

No family is immune from the opioid cisis

I dare say that at least one of your family members, friends or acquaintances has either been overprescribed and is now fighting addiction, or has eve...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Cooper should break pipeline silence

Cooper should break pipeline silence

I think the administration of Gov. Roy Cooper favors the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project connecting natural-gas genera...

January 8th, 2018 |