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July 02, 2016

Most coverage of Donald Trump's recent speech in New York focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign.

But Trump included actual substance in the speech…

July 02, 2016

WASHINGTON – Once again, a constitutional flaw is stymying government.

Just when Democrats were resigned to the Supreme Court as a partisan arm of the Republican Party, Reagan-appointed Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the deciding vote on two key cases where conservatives had counted on him…

July 01, 2016

The last few days at the Legislative Building in Raleigh have been dominated by strong rumors of proposed changes to HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT legislation passed in a rushed special session in March that has prompted businesses to cancel projects in the state and damaged North Carolina’s…

July 01, 2016

I’m going to tell you what all the books on college student recruitment say, followed by what I observed at Elizabeth City State University:

* You will receive admission applications in the late fall and early spring. You must process them promptly and on a rolling basis as you receive them.…

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON — Here is the real lesson from the stunning Brexit vote: Throwing a tantrum at the polls is not liberating; it is self-defeating. Those tempted to vote for Donald Trump should pay very close attention.

Brexit was a big deal, but it is not the end of the world. Reeling financial…

June 30, 2016

Tourism directors know it well: folks don’t come downtown for the theater, they come for the show. They don’t go to a museum, they go to see an exhibit. They won’t look for a gallery, but for an exhibition. It seems simple, but supporters of brick-and-mortar attractions forget it…

June 29, 2016

RALEIGH — I admit to being biased in favor of my home state. But I believe the following proposition is demonstrably true. To the extent that American conservatives are increasingly pessimistic about the future of their decades-old political movement, they should look at North Carolina and…

June 29, 2016

The United States of America is the most advanced and powerful nation in the world when it comes to military preparedness, advanced technology, economics and standard of living. With a few exceptions, we are holding our own and can compete globally in every area.

One area where we fall far short…

June 29, 2016

RALEIGH – In the days following North Carolina’s first gubernatorial debate of 2016, polls show Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper neck-and-neck in one of the most closely watched governor’s races in the country.

A Public Policy Polling survey released in late June…

June 29, 2016

It seems that common sense is a commodity that’s becoming increasingly uncommon, even in our judicial system, or especially in our judicial system. A federal district judge has ruled that females may now use male restrooms, along with the males, of course. And now, that rarity of common sense…

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