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February 25, 2017 - 50 minutes ago

State Treasurer Dale Folwell isn’t known to mince words and in a recent NC SPIN interview he reported North Carolina has made promises to current and retired state employees we are presently unable to pay. By the Treasurer’s calculations, and this CPA is pretty good with numbers, we owe…


Christensen: Trump administration's Tar Heel ties

February 24, 2017

Linda McMahon, an eastern North Carolina native who rose to become a professional wrestling magnate, became the first Tar Heel to officially join the Trump administration this week.

The East Carolina University alum was easily confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the Small Business…


Trump should sever anti-Semitic ties

February 24, 2017

President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the “alt-right” expand their reach.

On Tuesday,…


Big Bird can feather nest without public funds

February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump doesn’t want to kill Big Bird. He just thinks it’s time this 47-year-old dependent left the nest.

A White House document obtained by the New York Times indicates Trump will consider eliminating nine federal programs, including the Corporation for Public…