John Hart’s turn to the supernatural

John Hart’s turn to the supernatural

New York Times bestselling author John Hart, who grew up in Salisbury, is not afraid to take risks, including those with high stakes.In fact, he seems...

February 19th, 2018 |  


States should lead on roads

States should lead on roads

When the Trump administration finally filled in the outlines of its infrastructure plan last week, many seemed to be disappointed to learn that only $...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Has national security been compromised?

Has national security been compromised?

Round and round is the route that we as a nation have traveled on this carousal of infighting and backbiting, from Washington and our leadership. Thes...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Congress should protect basic food assistance

Congress should protect basic food assistance

Every day brings new reports that Congress is interested in further whittling away at the programs comprising the social safety net for low-income hou...

February 15th, 2018 |  


My opinion on opinions

My opinion on opinions

I may have addressed this in the column before, and if I have, please indulge me for a bit. I try not to repeat myself and with one or two exceptions,...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Good politics, bad government

Good politics, bad government

It feels like the 2017 session of the North Carolina General Assembly has lingered longer than grandma’s Christmas fruitcake and the fruits and ...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Why Congress might buy food stamp reform plan

Why Congress might buy food stamp reform plan

Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperisha...

February 14th, 2018 |  


E-Verify threatens us all

E-Verify threatens us all

In addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Picturing a progressive military parade

Picturing a progressive military parade

I love a parade.So maybe I should be supportive of President Trump’s suggestion for a big military parade sometime later this year.The president...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Political inconsistency nothing new

Political inconsistency nothing new

When the North Carolina Senate recently passed a bill with several moving parts — a newly reconstituted State Board of Elections, a rebuff of Go...

February 12th, 2018 updated: February 13th, 2018. |