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Opinion

February 18, 2018

Filing for this year’s general election got underway in North Carolina last Monday, and by week’s end full slates of area candidates for Congress, the state Legislature, sheriff, county commissioner and even school board had started to emerge.

February 18, 2018

I have observed American politics for good part of my life, but never have I experienced the unashamed, wholesale attack on the working, middle and poor classes that is taking place under the Trump presidency.

February 17, 2018

Some random thoughts that go through my conservative mind…

For the folks who feel they are being mistreated by the police, have you tried obeying the law?

I can’t quite figure out how some folks can proudly wave the flag of another country in the U.S., but consider it punishment to be…

February 16, 2018

The elected leaders in Washington, D.C., are still pointing fingers and no party will admit that it has a problem. It’s always the other “guy.” As long as elected leaders in Washington continue to be self serving, the people who put them in office will continue to suffer.

The…

February 14, 2018

How much of a person’s background should be researched and publicized when he or she runs for office or takes a job in public service?

February 14, 2018

Ignore it and maybe it will go away. That sounds like the advice an aloof neighbor might give for a stray dog that has wondered onto your property — just days before the animal kills YOUR dog or cat.

It also sounds a lot like how the Currituck County Commissioners view the issue of…

February 14, 2018

John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, speaking recently about young, undocumented immigrants who had not signed up for DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, said that some “were too lazy to get off their a****.”

Well, the good Gen.…

February 13, 2018

The number of deadly train collisions keeps piling up years after Congress mandated that railroads install an automatic-braking technology to prevent such accidents.

February 13, 2018

While attending the N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs mid-winter conference, I had the opportunity to talk with fire chiefs from all areas of North Carolina.

February 13, 2018

More than four months after German voters punished their coalition government at the polls, the two main parties have agreed to try again.

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