A New Year’s resolution for a nation

A New Year’s resolution for a nation

America is facing an oncoming crisis that only we citizens can solve. Our national health care costs are a burden. But current health care costs are n...

December 31st, 2017 |  


A watchnight to freedom

A watchnight to freedom

Growing up, New Year’s Eve really wasn’t a big deal. News Years Day was the time to get together with family to eat black eyed peas and co...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Groups out themselves on speech

Groups out themselves on speech

The primary benefit of the University of North Carolina system’s new free-speech policy will be to protect the freedom of professors, students, ...

December 29th, 2017 |  


Does Cooper favor big tax hike?

Does Cooper favor big tax hike?

Does Gov. Roy Cooper believe that North Carolina’s tax burden should be $3 billion higher?It’s a fair question to ask given what Charlie P...

December 27th, 2017 |  


State’s public schools accelerating into 2018

State’s public schools accelerating into 2018

Before race drivers start a race, teams fine-tune cars to ensure ultimate performance. At your N.C. Department of Public Instruction, my team and I ha...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Tax Reform Merits Two CheersDecember 20, 2017By JOHN HOODRALEIGH — There’s a valid argument against federal tax reform — an argument...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Christmas memories and red-eye gravy

Christmas memories and red-eye gravy

As you get older memories become more selective. It’s really kind of interesting what you remember, what stands out in your past. This is especi...

December 23rd, 2017 |  


The gentle hush of the season

Christmas.You finally made it didn’t you? Here it is almost Christmas, 2013, and you survived all the sales and parades, all the hoopla and glit...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Diaries of Christmases of yesteryear

The longer one lives the higher the tower from which the Christmas bells ring; the sweeter the angels sing and the brighter the Star of Bethlehem shin...

December 21st, 2017 |  


It’s too hard to fly right

It’s too hard to fly right

Public safety is the first and foremost responsibility of government. North Carolinians want their public officials to do what is required — pas...

December 19th, 2017 |