January 22, 2017

The issue: President Donald Trump has promised to make America great again.

Our position: A great America must be a more united America.

Along with the pomp and circumstance that typically accompany presidential inaugurations, Friday’s ceremony installing Donald Trump as the 45th president of…

January 21, 2017

A local conservative columnist seems to have trouble comparing apples and oranges. Liberals and other caring people understand that it is important to resist discrimination against others because of their race, color, creed or sexual orientation. We also have a responsibility to call out those who…

January 21, 2017

In its 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court spoke in powerfully direct language. As it struck down the South’s “separate but equal’’ schools for whites and for blacks, the unanimous court declared, “Separate educational facilities are…

Ferrell Guillory

January 21, 2017


WASHINGTON -- Two big and passionate crowds have descended on Washington -- one thrilled by Donald Trump's inauguration, the other appalled. Never in my lifetime has a new president been anticipated with such raw enthusiasm on one side and such fear and loathing on the other.

Admit it, you…

January 21, 2017

For ultraconservatives global warming is like the cigarettes of yesterday. We were told repeatedly that cigarettes were fine - absoultely no threat to people’'s health. Our former speaker of the house of representatives, John Boehner, a devout Roman Catholic Christian, always joked about his…

January 21, 2017

This is a remarkable day in the history of our country. We have never over our centuries inaugurated a man like Donald Trump as president of the United States. You can select any random group of former presidents — Madison, Lincoln, Hoover, Carter — and none of them are like Trump.…

January 20, 2017

RALEIGH — One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, I’m just that nerdy.) The author, a Duke University specialist in rural sociology, began with a brief overview of the state. Observing that the…

January 20, 2017

Why is the left so crazy about Donald Trump that they're even trying to link him to using the atomic bomb when it was the Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who developed it and his Democratic successor, Harry Truman, who used it to end World War II?

Why are so many people in this area so crazy about…

January 20, 2017

Who turned the water of living cautiously and politically correctly into the wine of living spontaneously and letting the chips fall....?

Who turned the water of doing the same old thing the same old way into the wine of casting the fishing net one more time, with faith and hope?

Who turned…

January 20, 2017

It was not surprising to read that efforts to shut down a large scale wind farm built in northeastern North Carolina are being led by avid renewable energy adversary state Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort.

Despite the farm’s approval from the U.S. Navy, Sen. Cook and several other Republican…

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