June 27, 2017


June 27, 2017

In Robert Heinlein's novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, residents of a future lunar colony coin a word … tanstaafl. The word is an anagram for the statement: “There's no such thing as a free lunch.”

In the harsh lunar environment, everything costs something. Not even the air is…

June 27, 2017

RALEIGH – As a boy, I barely knew an adult who didn't smoke.

My mother and her best friend smoked cigarettes at the kitchen table every afternoon. My dad didn't smoke, but all his buddies did. After he died of lung cancer at age 50, Army pathologists said his lungs looked as if he had.


June 27, 2017

RALEIGH — The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature's new budget plan was that it saved too much and cut taxes too much.

North Carolina would be better off, they argued, if the new budget had been more like Cooper's…

June 26, 2017

If you believe there is no worthy government investment of tax dollars, this column is not for you.


June 26, 2017

Interesting elections across this country lately....

Presidential election



South Carolina


Republican deplorables: 5

Democrat resistance: 0

America is getting better every day.

Mark Goddard


June 26, 2017

Liberals as such are not nihilists: at their philosophical worst — and they’re not always at their worst — they want freedom without responsibility, a state which inevitably leads to the abuse and subsequent loss of freedom.

We should resist the temptation to see those with whom…

June 26, 2017


June 25, 2017

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction.” — 2 Timothy 4:2 (The Bible, New International Version)

June 25, 2017

Despite hinting in May that he may have recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump tweeted last week that he does not have such recordings.

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