For most Americans, the Parkland, Fla., shooting was a terrible tragedy.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Fayetteville on Friday to look at damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, to see what’s been fixed and what has not. Nearly 18 months after the worst flooding in Fayetteville’s history, there’s altogether too much still awaiting repair.
When the North Carolina Senate recently passed a bill with several moving parts — a newly reconstituted State Board of Elections, a rebuff of Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to evade legislative control of state revenue and a multi-year fix to a funding dispute about class size — North Carolina progressives were incensed.
I have observed American politics for good part of my life, but never have I experienced the unashamed, wholesale attack on the working, middle and poor classes that is taking place under the Trump presidency.
Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office — a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night.
Filing for this year’s general election got underway in North Carolina last Monday, and by week’s end full slates of area candidates for Congress, the state Legislature, sheriff, county commissioner and even school board had started to emerge.
Some random thoughts that go through my conservative mind…
For the folks who feel they are being mistreated by the police, have you tried obeying the law?
I can’t quite figure out how some folks can proudly wave the flag of another country in the U.S., but consider it punishment to be…
The elected leaders in Washington, D.C., are still pointing fingers and no party will admit that it has a problem. It’s always the other “guy.” As long as elected leaders in Washington continue to be self serving, the people who put them in office will continue to suffer.
How much of a person’s background should be researched and publicized when he or she runs for office or takes a job in public service?