May 01, 2017

As I read the various letters, articles and opinions in the newspaper I am shocked at the misunderstanding many people have of the US economy.

There is no other nation in the world that has created so much wealth and raised so many people out of poverty. In addition to raising people out of poverty…

May 01, 2017

Well, heck, who said Donald Trump wasn’t going to accomplish anything in his first 100 days? All of a sudden there’s a one-page tax plan and a raft of deal-making, while the Senate was bused over to the White House grounds for a briefing on North Korea.

Maybe the president believes that…


April 30, 2017

A panel of state trial court judges sided with Gov. Roy Cooper again in his fight with Repub­li­can law­mak­ers over their con­tin­u­ing ef­forts to limit his power over the N.C. State Board of Elec­tions.

The judges put a tem­po­rary hold on a law set to…

April 30, 2017

The call in the Speak Up actually made a lot of sense.

We don't need ObamaCare and we don't need a replacement plan.

The caller was right.

All policies should be individual policies.

Everyone should be busy about getting the best health care plan they can for themselves and their families to get…

April 30, 2017

As usual the Chicken Littles of the community have started chirping and squawking about the grade that Nash UNC received from one organization, the Leap Frog grade.

That is one organization which conducted one survey where according to the article in the Telegram the hospital staff self-reported…

April 30, 2017

While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadline, they shouldn’t count on a positive “April surprise” to make fiscal decisions for them. There are some very real and very…


April 30, 2017

We're all familiar with the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Apparently that is not the case on college campuses these days. These poor “snowflakes” have taken over college campuses, to the point of rioting and causing…

April 29, 2017

I am grateful that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month because until all of us view rape and sexual assault in every form as evil and a crime, not an intimate gesture of over active hormones, our silence and apathy are killers. When citizens make a link to drug use, criminal activity, and even…

April 29, 2017

For the past year, some of North Carolina's leading Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, left-wingers and right-wingers, tried something different.

They talked to each other. And I don't mean they trolled each other on the internet, calling each other pinkos or knuckle-draggers.…


April 29, 2017

Your religious identity is like a multiple choice test where you have to pick one best answer.

Most people here would check Christian.

It would be different though in different countries.

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