A woman’s life and a new look back at NC history

A woman’s life and a new look back at NC history

Does the life of a Jewish woman who was born, lived, and died in the same house in Goldsboro have lessons for today’s historians?The answer is, ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Tar Heel State sets pace for tax reform

Tar Heel State sets pace for tax reform

RALEIGH — North Carolina has already accomplished what Republicans in Washington want to pass — historic tax reform that caps or eliminate...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

North Carolina is not Virginia.And 2017 is not 2018 or 2020.But North Carolina Democrats and Republicans still watched what happened in our neighborin...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Why we fight for freedom

Why we fight for freedom

I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain teacher, or som...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Protesters could learn from Chisolm’s example

Most undocumented aliens in our country are decent, moral folks, happy enough to work hard, avoid unnecessary attention, and earn a better life than t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Should we worry about monopolies?

Should we worry about monopolies?

One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “Tonight is Monopoly night.” That eveni...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Sometimes a piece of distressing news gets out about the Lanesboro Correctional Institute. After all, they are housing the most difficult and hardened...

October 17th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Campuses ought not breed contempt

Campuses ought not breed contempt

RALEIGH — Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. A...

September 12th, 2017 |  


‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

“It was not a book that required following from front to back, and Inman simply opened it at random, as he had done night after night in the hos...

August 21st, 2017 |