Make Medicaid reform meaningful

Make Medicaid reform meaningful

As we wind down the current legislative session, there are persistent murmurings that the Republican leadership in the House and Senate are nearing a ...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Language we use shapes the political debate

Language we use shapes the political debate

RALEIGH — Are you an epicurean? The answer to this question reveals something about you, something about the English language and something abou...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Senate leaders’ actions hardly ‘more than fair’

Senate leaders’ actions hardly ‘more than fair’

During Monday night’s brief Senate debate over a proposed change by Sen. Brent Jackson to a package of constitutional amendments that would hams...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Fond memories of Francis’ mischief

Fond memories of Francis’ mischief

Back before I was married, my fiancé gave me an unusual gift for my birthday. It was a beautiful little white, half-Persian/half-only the-Mama-ca...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Heed state treasurer’s warning

Heed state treasurer’s warning

It’s not often that State Treasurer Janet Cowell engages in a public discourse on pending legislative affairs. Usually, she is busy with her day...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Trump’s appeal similar to Reagan’s

Trump’s appeal similar to Reagan’s

What did Hillary Clinton tell Donald Trump when he invited her to his wedding?She said, “I will come to the wedding if you promise to run for pr...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Constitution gives leaders right to pray

Constitution gives leaders right to pray

With all the turmoil across the globe, the threat of terrorists attacking us for our values and beliefs and our struggling economy, we can find comfor...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Personal injury claims in N.C.

Personal injury claims in N.C.

If you or someone you may know has been injured as a result of another person’s actions, this is considered personal injury. When a person suffe...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Self-protection and preservation

Self-protection and preservation

This column is in response to Doug Smith’s letter of July 31, “A subtler weapon to fight domestic terrorism.” It was to be a letter ...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Bonds push budget out of spotlight

Bonds push budget out of spotlight

The big story this week in the General Assembly is not the remarkably quiet budget negotiations between the House and Senate as Aug. 14 approaches, th...

August 5th, 2015 updated: August 5th, 2015. |