It’s been incredibly unfortunate that some of the press continue to focus on sensationalism versus taking the time to get the facts on how well the UNC System is performing under the direction and guidance of the current Board of Governors.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

You may have seen the Michelle Williams Golden Globes speech by now. The actress credited abortion for allowing her to achieve her professional successes. Pro-life and pro-choice people said what you would have expected in response, but what seemed to be largely missed was the misery.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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In 2016, Bernie Sanders waited until July — long after the Democratic nomination had been decided — to endorse Hillary Clinton. Radio host Howard Stern asked Clinton if Sanders could have backed her earlier.

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Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others. Thousands of black Americans were murdered in 2019. Over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was also black. Leftist…

Monday, January 13, 2020

“Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all.” Quite right. Unfortunately, prudence has been sadly lacking on the issue of voter identification. It’s r…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

This year’s budget stalemate — filled with political bargaining and finger pointing — has neglected the many needs of North Carolina’s children and parents. Instead, legislative leaders forged ahead with special interests as their chief priority.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

North Carolina has one of the top public higher education systems in the United States, with 16 outstanding universities as well as an innovative science and mathematics high school. To maintain our competitive edge, the state must pass a budget that includes the priorities of the UNC System…

Conservative North Carolinians believe that lower taxes translate into higher levels of economic growth and personal freedom. So they like the declines in both income- and sales-tax burdens that have occurred since 2011. Progressives, of course, strongly disagree.

As the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” That is why it is imperative that members of the North Carolina General Assembly continue to support Gov. Cooper’s veto of the state budget.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The scene during the Vatican’s Christmas concert was simple and even childlike, as a young woman from Latin America instructed participants — including smiling cardinals — to fold their arms over their chests.

Friday, January 10, 2020

The 1920s were known as the “Roaring 20s,” a decade when electricity, telephones and radios became commonplace in most homes and automobiles were not just for the rich. Aside from the unfortunate (for some) introduction of prohibition and the disastrous (for most) Great Depression that close…

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The thing about Joe Biden, as the all-important, ultimately trivial Iowa caucuses loom, is that hardly anybody seriously dislikes him. Not really. Oh, it’s possible to find dissenters here and there, mainly people who affix slogans such as “neo-liberal” and who think that people who disagree…

This is what we feared, what we warned about. An erratic, petulant, clueless president, manifestly unfit to serve as commander in chief, has sparked a high-stakes international crisis. Welcome to Donald Trump’s war.

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A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the physical characteristics of some of their 2020 presidential candidates.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

In March of 1804, French dragoons secretly crossed the Rhine into the German Margraviate of Baden. Acting on orders from Napoleon himself, they kidnapped Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien. After a hastily convened court-martial on charges of bearing arms against France, the duke was shot.

In March of 1804, French dragoons secretly crossed the Rhine into the German Margraviate of Baden. Acting on orders from Napoleon himself, they kidnapped Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien. After a hastily convened court-martial on charges of bearing arms against France, the duke was shot.

Monday, January 06, 2020
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Although Kamala Harris exited the Democratic presidential field weeks ago, I can think of two ways that the Harris campaign could still leave a significant mark on the politics of 2020.

Sunday, January 05, 2020

As we start a New Year in North Carolina, it is important to concentrate on the health of our communities. It is time for those having the power to influence health care in the state to work together. We must collaborate and develop thoughtful solutions designed to improve access to high qua…