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January 19, 2017

Some county commissioners seem to be confused about the alleged merits of the local wind energy project. They suggest that the military submitted a report that confirmed there was no interference with the relocatable over-the-horizon radar, or ROTHR, receiver site in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Whether a…

January 19, 2017

The Elizabeth City emergency medical technicians, police department and fire department came to my wife’s aid during the snow storm on Jan. 7. She was unconscious, and her blood pressure had dropped dangerously low.

The 911 operator was very professional and calm. I couldn’t keep…

January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Lewis is the son of sharecroppers. As a child, he wanted to be a preacher; he practiced by delivering fiery sermons to the family's chickens. But history had other plans for him: lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a…

January 18, 2017

In the new Republican-dominated Washington, North Carolina will have one of its most influential congressional delegations in recent memory.

The Tar Heel delegation is heavily Republican (12 of 15), very conservative, many with Tea Party connections and heavy on the testosterone, with only two…

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — As we count down to the inauguration of the next American president, the word — but more the idea — of Russia has dominated the news headlines. And, as the song put it in a more hopeful sense, the story has "only just begun."

Russia has hacked into the Democratic…

January 17, 2017

Politics in Washington happens on many levels at once. Democrats are certainly right to protest the Republican rush to hold hearings on some of President-elect Trump's cabinet picks before their ethics forms and investigations have been completed.

As Sen. Charles Schumer, the new Democratic leader,…

January 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and her family gave more than $20 million to Republican campaigns and senators who are now set to vote on her confirmation.

When super-wealthy donors like DeVos can use secret cash to buy power and influence, that’s a threat…

January 17, 2017

The most recent diatribe by an intellectually and morally challenged liberal was by actress Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes. This is the same woman who gave pedophile Roman Polanski a standing ovation at a previous awards ceremony.

Does the never-ending hypocrisy from Democrats ever stop? Ms.…

January 17, 2017

In a couple of days, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States with most of the presiding House and Senate representatives laughing their heads off at the Americans who voted for the most egotistical con artist since Richard Nixon.

Money talks in America. It always has. Mr.…

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Hold on to one image from President Obama's farewell address: The president using his handkerchief to wipe a tear from his eye as he thanked Michelle Obama for her grace and forbearance.

The first lady was holding back tears, too, as was her daughter Malia. Politics aside, it was…

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