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 |  


Government should leave bakers alone

Government should leave bakers alone

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refu...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Good book ideas for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you?Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you?Here a...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Sacrifice of the expendable ones

Sacrifice of the expendable ones

The word expendable has several definitions. In this case, we are talking about its military application. That being: capable of being sacrificed in o...

December 8th, 2017 |  


John Lennon was right

John Lennon was right

Not much has changed in the 37 years since John Lennon was gunned down by an assassin’s bullet.All of the many complaints we have about governme...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Remembering those lost at Pearl Harbor

Remembering those lost at Pearl Harbor

On this Pearl Harbor Day, the story of my father, now deceased, provides a link between two ships — the USS Maine and the USS Arizona — wh...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Time to talk about acceptable behavior

Time to talk about acceptable behavior

There are moments when you just know that history is being made and the recent revelations of sexual misconduct and harassment indicate we are in such...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Time for a new political party

Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues &...

December 5th, 2017 |  


NC could learn from Alabama’s election

NC could learn from Alabama’s election

What could we North Carolinians learn about ourselves when we sort out the results of the Dec. 12 Alabama special U.S. Senate election?Nothing, you sa...

December 4th, 2017 updated: December 4th, 2017. |