Midterm spread favors the Democrats

Midterm spread favors the Democrats

It would be very surprising if North Carolina Democrats didn’t make significant gains in the next election for General Assembly — whenever...

June 20th, 2017 |  


A good foundation

A good foundation

Digging and laying a foundation is hard work. I thought about that recently while checking out the progress on the building of my nephew’s new h...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Politics isn’t always the answer

Politics isn’t always the answer

Since the beginning of this year, there has been no net new jobs created in North Carolina.In fact, using the latest data from the monthly survey of e...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Voter ID will likely return

Voter ID will likely return

Although recent court decisions might lead you to think otherwise, North Carolina voters are probably going to have to present photo identification to...

June 15th, 2017 |  


With malice toward none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive..to bind up the natio...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Please don’t press Send!

Please don’t press Send!

One of my favorite sports commentators is Herm Edwards. Edwards is a former pro football player and coach. Now working for ESPN, his thoughts on footb...

June 11th, 2017 |  


From flood to budget, trump turns back on rural NC voters who backed him

When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised to look after the “forgotten man.” Rural voters who felt left out by the economic recover...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Political rhetoric affects trade views

Political rhetoric affects trade views

Even as the number of voters who identify themselves as unaffiliated rises at the expense of the Republican and (especially) Democratic shares of the ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Graduation 2017 – kindergarten style

Graduation 2017 – kindergarten style

It’s another year, and I have not been asked to speak at a college graduation. And it doesn’t look like I’ll be giving the commencem...

June 4th, 2017 |  


North Carolina Republicans has gotten right what Republicans elsewhere have gotten very wrong: how to construct sensible tax cuts and honest, conserva...

May 31st, 2017 |