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April 24, 2018

Have you noticed how spending on welfare and other benefits for the poor is bankrupting the federal government? Neither have we. The Congressional Budget Office this month forecast a vast increase in the federal debt over the next decade, due in large part to the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion…


Barbara Bush offered model for connecting with people

April 24, 2018

In the early 1980s, I did a lot of advance work for Vice President George H.W. Bush. Routinely, Barbara Bush would be on the trip, and I would often be assigned to manage part of her schedule. Not wanting to be presumptuous, I always made it a point to introduce myself to Mrs. Bush. I have a vivid…


More deaths likely without prison reform

April 23, 2018

Most of us don't have to deal with the most troubled agency in North Carolina government, but the crisis in our state prison system is bad enough to make headlines nearly every week.

The attention largely stems from the October 2017 inmate attack at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in…


The Democratic wave is receding? Not really

April 23, 2018

Two surveys popped up this week that seem to show improved prospects for Republican House candidates this November. Disregard them!

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Monday showed that 47 percent of registered voters prefer the Democratic candidate in their district, as against 43 percent…