Five things you can do to end gerrymandering in NC

This year’s bout of March Madness has come to an end, culminating with the Tar Heels’ thrilling run to the national championship. Like mos...

April 4th, 2017 |  


Businesses vote with their feet

Businesses vote with their feet

Left-wing activists spent a year complaining that House Bill 2 was hurting North Carolina’s business climate. They eagerly cited opposition from...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Governing requires more than saying ‘no’

Governing requires more than saying ‘no’

Saying no is easy. Actual leadership, or governing, is much more difficult.On Thursday, President Trump tweeted, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt t...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

I recall my late, paternal grandmother telling me how much she looked forward to the third Friday of each month. This was the day her husband – ...

March 31st, 2017 updated: March 31st, 2017. |  


Free speechon campusis essential

Silence is not always golden.When it is forced on a person or a group, it is anything but.That’s what is happening with greater frequency and mo...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Left doubles down on double standard

Left doubles down on double standard

James Otteson, a business school professor at Wake Forest University, came up with an intriguing idea. What if he brought together a group of faculty,...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Society can’tturn its backon taunting

Children are or should be taught early on to ignore spiteful taunting, as well as to avoid delivering the taunting.Even the nation’s most venera...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Premium increase in State Health Plan detrimental

The board of trustees for the State Health Plan has approved a 2018 benefit design change that imposes a $50 monthly premium for non-Medicare retirees...

March 27th, 2017 |  


The misconceptions about HB2

All the complaints that I have read about Session Law 2016-3, House Bill 2, Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (“bathroom bill”)...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

“I have to vote to break a tie on town council’s votes all the time,” the mayor of a small North Carolina mountain town told a frien...

March 27th, 2017 |