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 |  


Focus on long-term growth

Focus on long-term growth

So far in 2017, North Carolina is adding jobs at a slower pace than the national and regional averages. That’s a noticeable change from recent t...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Hate should have no place in our nation

The violent events that transpired in Charlottesville were very disturbing and a terrible sign for our country and the nation. Three people lost their...

August 22nd, 2017 |