February 17, 2018

Our house has five telephones, each with a different number. Some have North Carolina area codes, some Tennessee. Ten years ago, I would have said that could never happen.

But here we are.

The digital devices that hold our phone numbers are way more than telephones, but that’s what we still…

Time for courage from GOP

February 17, 2018

When I walked away from Donald Trump's Republican Party, I did not walk away from conservatism. Instead, I gave up on a political party whose policies had become indefensible.

I support a pathway to citizenship for the "dreamers," but my approach to immigration is far less expansive than that of…

Shrewd politics often makes for bad government

February 17, 2018

It feels like the 2017 session of the North Carolina General Assembly has lingered longer than grandma’s Christmas fruitcake and the fruits and nuts have grown stale and distasteful. HB90, the so-called class size reduction bill is a classic case of good legislation that turned into an…

South Korea must follow American hard line

February 16, 2018

It is obvious that Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, has intensified his dialogue offensive to win over South Korea.

Precautions need to be taken against a situation in which a rift would emerge in international efforts to contain North Korea, while there is no progress…