Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 17:07:42 EST 1800 The Iranian quest for revenge This is being written as a very short history of our problems with Iran. There is a much bigger picture to look at, but there is not enough room to go any further on this page or at this time. I hate to be the one to say it but we (our past... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:51:53 EST OUR VIEW: McQueen, McLaurin are Richmond County role models Forget the pop stars, pro athletes and the endless parade of new-school celebrities who are famous for being famous. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:51:51 EST Bankruptcy can sometimes erase tax debt For the month of January, the Legal Corner has focused on the various types of bankruptcy filings and their advantages and disadvantages. One of the major advantages discussed was the ability to discharge or in other cases repay certain... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:41:52 EST Back to work in the people’s House Even though we were out of session, the month of January was very busy for me. A few highlights include a luncheon meeting with UNC Pembroke Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, and a legislation briefing with Scotland Health Care President Greg Woods. On Jan. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:31:52 EST LETTER: Young singer and family grateful for support To the editor: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:06:52 EST LETTER: Letters in poor taste should not be printed To the editor: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:31:52 EST Video gambling crackdown shows state’s hypocrisy Three Alamance County men — two from Burlington, one from Snow Camp — operate sweepstakes places in Gibsonville. Or at least they used to. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:36:52 EST School choice and accountability The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:26:52 EST Free speech under attack RALEIGH — Freedom of speech is one of the core values of a free society. It ought to be appreciated and protected by Americans across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it is not. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:51 EST OUR VIEW: Today’s session brings potential for compromise State lawmakers will tackle teacher pay, consider tax breaks to lure new industry to North Carolina and take a hard look at building roads and bridges this year. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:06:51 EST Correcting 4 common exercise myths We are bombarded by misinformation about exercise and nutrition these days. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:36:51 EST Mowing memories at the DOT Last time, I wrote about the ice storm that hit the Sandhills in 1968. Well if that wasn't enough ice, we had another big one in February 1969. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:06:51 EST Six old golfers find pleasure — and forgiveness We started off with six golfers, playing every Tuesday that weather and reasonably good health permitted. Five of us are old newspaper guys; one outsider was accepted because he's the brother-in-law of one of the regulars. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:51:54 EST Report cards use skewed formula During the 2013 long session, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the state to issue School Report Cards. There is a lot of debate over the motive behind the grading system. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:11:51 EST 30 years later, Tom Ross could follow Friday’s footsteps “He's got great job security,” someone asserted a few years ago when UNC President Tom Ross's job first seemed to be at risk after the party affiliation of UNC's board of governors changed. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:51 EST Obama out of touch with middle class As you know, last week President Obama addressed the nation in his annual State of the Union speech to lay out his agenda for the year ahead. I was honored to have Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley as my guest to represent all of North... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:11:51 EST Legal Corner: Pros, cons of Chapter 11 bankruptcy Last week, the Legal Corner discussed the basics of Chapter 13 bankruptcy and some of the benefits it may provide to individuals who may consider filing. This week, we will cover the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process and some of the advantages and... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:41:51 EST People hold the true power I have come to a point in life where I know I have lived the most of it. I have no fear of any man or the outcome of my words that go to print for all to see. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:56:51 EST A son’s plea: ‘Walk a little plainer, Daddy’ To the editor: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:56:52 EST McCrory’s staggering start to 2015 Last Friday was supposed to be a moment for Gov. Pat McCrory to shine, to stand in front of the UNC Board of Governors and unveil another part of his strategy to create jobs, to keep what he calls the Carolina Comeback in the... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:46:53 EST