Why we fight for freedom

Why we fight for freedom

I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain teacher, or som...

November 13th, 2017 |  


American propaganda at its best

American propaganda at its best

Propaganda is not new. From the time people have been able to talk and comprehend one another’s words there has been propaganda. Propaganda, the...

November 9th, 2017 |  


When gunmen strike, you’re on your own

When gunmen strike, you’re on your own

Here is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, ...

November 9th, 2017 |  


An ominous evening for NC Republicans

An ominous evening for NC Republicans

That loud sound you heard Tuesday night was Republicans in North Carolina gulping nervously as the election returns from across the state and across t...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Dress code crackdown was disruptive to students

Dress code crackdown was disruptive to students

Last week, parents and students received a phone call warning that there would be a “crackdown” on the school dress code. Little were they...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Biltmore: The rest of the story

Biltmore: The rest of the story

Tourism is a major revenue generator in North Carolina, creating more than 200,000 jobs and contributing almost $23 billion to our economy. Our No. 1 ...

November 8th, 2017 |  


GOP plan increases most insidious tax

GOP plan increases most insidious tax

Last Thursday, congressional Republicans unveiled their tax reform legislation. On the same day, President Trump nominated current Federal Reserve Boa...

November 7th, 2017 |  


LETTER: ‘Traitor’ a term that shouldn’t be used lightly

LETTER: ‘Traitor’ a term that shouldn’t be used lightly

To the editor: An American journalist in Germany at the outbreak of World War II, Robert Best, chose to remain there through the war, broadcasting Naz...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Bad ideas for the UNC system

Bad ideas for the UNC system

What is the worst idea floating around about the UNC system these days?Jesse White, who headed up the Southern Growth Policies Board and also served a...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Reform would boost state incomes

Reform would boost state incomes

North Carolinians would experience large gains in after-tax income under the tax-reform bill released last week in Washington, according to an initial...

November 6th, 2017 |