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RALEIGH — Do most voters want government to get bigger or smaller? This seemingly simple question obscures a range of complexities. The answer depends, in part, on whether we are building a budget … more
A friend recently posited the question, “If things are so good, why is everybody so mad?” At first, I chuckled, later realizing his premise made two assumptions worth pondering. The first is are … more
It is clear in today’s society that alcohol abuse is a problem among college students. Students die every year from over indulging. That is why the stance of Harnett County’s representative in … more
The only lingerie I own is from leftover costumes I’ve kept from my high school theater performances. I’ve never worn it off-stage, but it has hung in my closet for 20 years, somehow making the … more
In modern day America there is absolutely nothing a political party will not say or do to win an election. I truly believe that with all my heart, as evidenced by the sheer volume of nonsense that … more
According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground … more
In just a few days my girlfriend and I will be heading off to the music, mystique and adventure a vacation brings. We sat down not too long ago and thought about what we could check off our … more
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and … more
The world celebrated dads Sunday, and frankly, those in male paternal roles are some of the most important people in all our lives. Thanking them one day a year is hardly sufficient, but it is a good … more
Jon Stewart is best known as a comedian and former host of “The Daily Show.” Virtually all talk show hosts draw from the well of politics. But Stewart’s tenure took that to a new level, and he … more
More than 800 gathered in Raleigh this week to address the opioid epidemic. Five lives are lost each day and more than 13,000 deaths occurred between 1999 and 2017 due to opioids. In addition to the … more
RALEIGH — I have devoted most of my life to building, inhabiting, and sometimes leading organizations devoted to advancing the cause of freedom. But what I mean by that term may be quite different … more
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