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Opinion

August 23, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part column.

It was late in the day when I returned to my office at Elizabeth City State University from a meeting across campus. I wanted to go through my email quickly and go home. Email is great for rapid communication, but it’s a real…

August 23, 2016

RALEIGH — The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are still intolerably low.

The “Freedom in the 50 States” report, now published by the Cato Institute, uses hundreds of datasets to rank states…

August 22, 2016

Someone wrote that any election involves choosing between the "unpalatable" and the "disastrous." Common folks talk about the lesser of two evils. I consider one of the candidates both unpalatable and disastrous, but many consider one candidate unpalatable and the other disastrous. Would…

August 22, 2016

So things are surely becoming complicated for the old North State. One thing I read in a courtroom in Atlanta, Georgia, when I was a witness to a crime has stayed in my mind ever since. It was on a plaque and it said, “If you always tell the truth you never have to remember what you said!…

August 22, 2016

I see in news reports today that GOP candidate Trump has proposed "extreme vetting of immigrants" as a part of his policy on immigration and eliminating terror threats in the U.S. He states that only those who "share our values and respect our people" should be allowed to cross…

August 22, 2016

I don’t know about the rest of you but I have absolutely had my fill of the self-righteous hypocrisy of the elite left. I try very hard to write an opinion column explaining my positions using facts and examples, and work diligently to be persuasive or at least inspire readers to think about…

August 21, 2016

The controversy swirling around the efforts of the North Carolina Republican Party to make it more difficult for African-Americans to vote went national last week, with stories around the country about the memo by NC GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse urging support for local elections boards…

August 21, 2016

Public officials routinely ask why members of the public, the people whose interests they spend so much time and effort representing, don’t trust them more.

August 21, 2016

If Donald Trump’s manager wants Trump to win the election, I think she should look into carrying some type of remote control so she can control Trump’s vocal cords.

August 21, 2016

The name of the Olympic Games should be changed from "Olympic Games" to "America's Games."

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