NC pols can learn from Cicero

NC pols can learn from Cicero

North Carolina has an official state bird (the Northern Cardinal), an official state reptile (the Eastern Box Turtle), an official state insect (the h...

August 7th, 2017 |  


The eateries of Madison County

The eateries of Madison County

Some people fall in love with bridges, as in the late Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County,” the best-selling romanc...

August 7th, 2017 |  


Insurance companies and self-pity

Insurance companies and self-pity

We have all been told by the insurance companies that they are loosing money with the Affordable Health Care Act. This is the reason that they are bac...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Sunday huntingbans: Poor policyand bad theology

Sunday huntingbans: Poor policyand bad theology

Neckties, pantsuits and lapel pins have replaced the flowing robes and tassels, but modern-day Pharisees are as comfortable in Raleigh as their predec...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Rockingham Dragway still going strong

Rockingham Dragway still going strong

Now that Commissioner Don Bryant’s lengthy campaign to change Richmond County’s motto has been successful, I have a few thoughts.No. 1, I ...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Tax-free weekendmay not be perfect,but it should return

Tax-free weekendmay not be perfect,but it should return

A popular policy slashed from the state budget five years ago was good for individuals but neutral or bad for North Carolina as a whole, a new study a...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Latest in an ideological crusade

Latest in an ideological crusade

Two and half years ago, the UNC Board of Governors voted to fire widely respected UNC President Tom Ross.The move by the handpicked board of the Repub...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Evidence shows: Freedom works

Evidence shows: Freedom works

I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General As...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Unmarked cars endanger the public

Just recently, ABC 11 published an article informing the public of “blue-light bandits” pulling over cars outside the town of Smithfield a...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil asset forfeiture making a hypocritical comeback

TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil asset forfeiture making a hypocritical comeback

While Trump supporters demand the Trump administration be given the benefit of doubt — because no official has even been charged with a crime &#...

August 1st, 2017 |