July 18, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, leading to President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy.

The online magazine Slate declared, "Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as…

walter williams

July 17, 2018

Imagine you've just found out about a piece of state legislation that will affect your life. Maybe it's a new regulation for your business. Maybe it's a change in the tax code, or something that affects your personal liberties.

You're ready to head to the legislature to speak your mind, so you keep…

Colin Campbell

July 17, 2018

Over the past few months I have been debating with friends and acquaintances about the Bible, its contents and how many Christians apply those contents to their Christian faith.

As a novice in the study of the Bible, I have only taken religious courses in college. Over my lifetime, I have read the…

July 16, 2018

If I told you that North Carolina had one of America’s top-ranked systems of public education, there are at least three ways you could respond.

You could question what I mean by “top-ranked system.” You could challenge the factual accuracy of my claim. Or you could contest the…

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July 16, 2018

I would like to state my reasons for non support for Republicans.

If you are happy that workers no longer have a business that provides retirement benefits, thank Reagan and the Republicans. If you are happy that corporations no longer provide health care insurance, thank Reagan and Republicans. If…

July 16, 2018

Three cheers for state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson.

He's actually cutting that over bloated education budget, not just talking about it. Public universities like the UNC system came into a timely existence when there were no private institutions. Today, there are over 75…

July 15, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to be a Supreme Court justice will take place in the shadow of the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice 13 years ago.

Roberts was confirmed on a 78-22 vote in 2005. That's the most votes any justice has received for more than two decades. But…


July 15, 2018

Hats off to the Nash-Rocky Mount school board for the very good things being accomplished.

The proposal for two new schools, the solvency of the custodial staff and the transferring of the upper grade students at Williford Elementary School to other elementary schools are just a mere few decisions…

July 14, 2018

Ever since that episode in Eden’s garden, the one where humans were enticed into eating the forbidden fruit, serpents have been considered the lowest of creatures.

Most loathe the slithering reptile and use pejoratives to describe undesirable people as “lowlifes” or “snakes…

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July 14, 2018

While some people complain about giving benefits to the poor, I would prefer to complain about the atrocities of wasteful spending in the government.

First, let’s talk about the Defense Department. Military spending represents about $590 billion, the biggest share of government spending of…

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