Op Ed

April 26, 2017

There are just as many fads in politics as in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. A current fad in political discourse that neither entertains nor remedies is to accuse your opponents of being “anti-science.”

Progressives routinely hurl this accusation…


April 26, 2017

Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let's take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today's environmentalists' predictions.

In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard…

walter williams

April 25, 2017

In his first 88 days in office, President Donald Trump went golfing 14 times — an average of once every 6.3 days. At that rate, he'll end up golfing far more frequently than President Barack Obama, who golfed once every 9.5 days and whom Trump often criticized for spending too much time on…


April 25, 2017

For the past year, some of North Carolina's leading Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, left-wingers and right-wingers, tried something different.

They talked to each other. And I don't mean they trolled each other on the internet, calling each other pinkos or knuckle-draggers.…

Rob Christensen

April 24, 2017

Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: "I really am amazed that an attorney general who hails from a former Confederate state in the Deep South can issue a series of orders wrecking efforts to reform police practices, cutting back on voting rights and restarting…


April 23, 2017

The wisdom of the plan by Senate leaders to cut taxes by $839 million was called into question this week by an important source, the nonpartisan legislative staff that works for them and inadvertently by a powerful senator himself.

Two weeks ago, the Senate passed the proposal that would be yet…


April 23, 2017

A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea — because it discourages the purchase of plants and equipment, and, thus, job creation and income growth.

Here in our…


April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is scary in many ways, but perhaps the most frightening nightmare is of him blundering into a new Korean war.

It would begin because the present approach of leaning on China to pressure North Korea will likely fail. Trump will grow angry at public snickering at the emptiness…


April 22, 2017

Recycle. Don’t litter. Plant a tree. There are lots of easy — and noncontroversial — suggestions for ways to help the environment. But as environmentalists celebrated for Earth Day on Saturday, they were pushing a litany of lifestyle changes: Don’t eat meat, stop using…

Will Coggin

April 22, 2017

Celebrated novelist Ernest Hemingway was once reported to have made a bet with companions that he could write a novel in six words. He asked each to put $10 in a pot, saying that if he could construct a story with a beginning, middle and end within the six-word limit he would win the pot; if not,…

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