The envelope on the tree

The envelope on the tree

Mike hated Christmas. Not the true meaning of the season, but the frantic rushing around spending money just to be able to say you got the person a gi...

December 20th, 2017 |  


NC public schools accelerating into 2018

NC public schools accelerating into 2018

Before race drivers start a race, teams fine-tune cars to ensure ultimate performance. At your N.C. Department of Public Instruction, my team and I ha...

December 20th, 2017 |  


The nursing class that changed my life

The nursing class that changed my life

I graduated high school in 2016 with a cluster in health science courses. While taking these courses, it became evident to me that nursing was my pass...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Trump administration sends mixed messages on North Korean policy

Trump administration sends mixed messages on North Korean policy

President Trump has often said that his foreign policy objective was to keep his enemies guessing. If that’s the goal, you could say that heR...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Chinchillas are a safer bet than bitcoin

Chinchillas are a safer bet than bitcoin

Are you hoping that someone will give you a bitcoin for Christmas this year?Or do you think it might be a perfect gift for you to give to someone else...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Red tape hinders ex-cons’ employment

Red tape hinders ex-cons’ employment

RALEIGH — Public safety is the first and foremost responsibility of government. North Carolinians want their public officials to do what is requ...

December 18th, 2017 |  


Fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan

Fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan

Don’t be under the illusion that we have seen the worst of terrorism, we have not. ISIS is degrading and coming apart on the battlefield since t...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Surveillance that never ends

Surveillance that never ends

Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance.I’m not referring...

December 14th, 2017 |  


This bloodsport needs to end

This bloodsport needs to end

Now that the special election is over, the mainstream press can stop reporting on Alabama as if it were Mars.Have some sympathy with the voters in thi...

December 13th, 2017 |  


We need a new state contract

We need a new state contract

For most of the 241 years since North Carolina adopted its first constitution there have been arguments about the proper balance and separations of po...

December 13th, 2017 |