Some reforms enjoy broad support

Some reforms enjoy broad support

If you believe the political debate in North Carolina and the rest of the country has grown coarse, predictable, and unproductive, you’re not al...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Our youth need more opportunity

Our youth need more opportunity

With the recent rash of drug arrests in the county as the backdrop, let’s not forget, if given a chance, most people want the opportunity of bei...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Hungry, angry, lonely, tired?

Hungry, angry, lonely, tired?

“Halt! Who goes there?” demands the sentry, manning the outpost. The guard’s duty is to protect the fort, building or camp. He has t...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In ...

July 28th, 2017 |  


What one generation allows

What one generation allows

There was a state of emergency in Nevada. Technically, it was called a “Statement of Emergency.” The governor of Nevada endorsed the emerg...

July 23rd, 2017 updated: July 23rd, 2017. |  


Four short stories of American endurance

America is built upon a cultural foundation of ambition and excellence. Four short stories involving physical challenges of endurance — a hazard...

July 21st, 2017 |  


The opportunity bridge

The opportunity bridge

America has traditionally been a place where a person could rise from meager beginnings to a comfortable living, what we call middle class. That’...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Politics and religion always mix

Politics and religion always mix

William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


The shrinking middle class

The shrinking middle class

It was an economic news story that may be about more than the economy. A recent Associated Press article by Emery Dalsio on WRAL.com documented the lo...

July 16th, 2017 |  


Indyah backwards … and forwards

Indyah backwards … and forwards

To explain myself in a few words, I am the one person who is totally backwards in life. Everything I do is almost like an oxymoron of who I am. Here a...

July 14th, 2017 |