The swamp is starting to drain

The swamp is starting to drain

Is it not funny when rats see the ship they’re on is sinking, they will do anything to get off? What I am starting to see is “Republican R...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Why are legislators afraid of fairer elections?

Why are legislators afraid of fairer elections?

The latest news from the federal courts about the unconstitutional racially gerrymandered General Assembly districts and the response to it from legis...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


You ain’t seen nothing yet

You ain’t seen nothing yet

500 years ago this week, a young priest, disgusted with the leadership of his faith selling indulgences — tickets to heaven, if you will —...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Community college delivers real value

Community college delivers real value

RALEIGH — With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Any home for the political middle?

Any home for the political middle?

“The bottom has fallen out of the Republican Party.”So wrote Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram columnist Cynthia Allen last week.“Wel...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Teacher pay deserves reasoned debate

Teacher pay deserves reasoned debate

Should public schoolteachers be compensated as professionals? All four panelists at a recent “Hometown Debate” staged at the Old Post Offi...

October 30th, 2017 |  


The entitlement mentality

The entitlement mentality

As all of you know who read my column on a regular basis, I have no great love for politicians and I don’t care what side of the road that they ...

October 27th, 2017 |  


A new low in dismantling democracy

A new low in dismantling democracy

The folks running the General Assembly reached a new low last week in their efforts to dismantle our democracy — and that is no small feat given...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Cuts would hurt farmers, seniors

Cuts would hurt farmers, seniors

When it comes to our national and state priorities, it’s been said that a budget is a moral document. A budget is a statement of public commitme...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Bullies must be eliminated, even those in politics

Bullies must be eliminated, even those in politics

When I was six years old I walked (yes, walked) to and from school, past the house of the biggest bully in the neighborhood. What began as taunting an...

October 25th, 2017 |