Dividing countries was a mistake

Dividing countries was a mistake

At the close of World War Two, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Measuring American’s greatness

Measuring American’s greatness

There are several ways that a nation can measure its greatness including wealth and economic opportunity, military power, equality of justice, the edu...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Do you remember the Preamble

Do you remember the Preamble

Okay, let’s see if you remember it. It’s the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Sometime around middle school you were supposed to memoriz...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Campuses ought not breed contempt

Campuses ought not breed contempt

Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. According to a ne...

September 13th, 2017 |  


More alike than they seem

More alike than they seem

“You can tell a lot about a person by the words they use.” That was a line from a radio commercial from several years ago promoting a prog...

September 10th, 2017 |  


Should have started a year ago

Should have started a year ago

Recently, I was at the gym working out. Music was playing over the gym’s sound system. I enjoy the beat of the music, but honestly, I hardly und...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Unaffiliated voters hold the key

Unaffiliated voters hold the key

About 30 percent of North Carolina’s 6.8 million registered voters are Republicans. So how in the world do Republicans ever win election in the ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


America’s wall

America’s wall

The U.S. border with Mexico has been controversial for a long time. As the territory that is now Texas began to fill with pioneer settlers, they sough...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Debt ceiling

Debt ceiling

The U.S. government has spent more than it received in revenue in 42 of the past 46 years. Those annual deficits constitute our national debt, now app...

August 31st, 2017 |  


A Southerner, Mr. Abe, and Charlottesville

It’s a fact, I’m a son of the South. I was born at Dr. Brewer’s clinic over in Roseboro, and was raised on a tobacco farm here in Sa...

August 27th, 2017 |