June 21, 2017

Some 60 years ago, Rachel Carson warned that we ignore our unity with our environment at our peril and any harmful substances released into the environment will return in time to create problems for humankind. Many folks give this unpretentious author of “Silent Spring”,…

June 21, 2017

Decades from now, the most enduring and defining mark of this Republican legislature may well be charter schools.

In 2011, Republicans came to power intent on lifting the 100-school cap that had existed since the mid-1990s. This school year, 168 charters operated in the state, educating more than…


June 21, 2017

The United States of America has been a free and sovereign nation for the past 240 years because we've got the biggest and baddest military on the planet.


June 20, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea – Some stories have to be experienced to fully grasp – the Korea crisis is one of them. I arrived in Seoul on the evening of May 28. As I was dressing for breakfast the next morning, I was jarred by a news alert ringing on my phone: North Korea had just…


June 20, 2017

In your teens, you should be growing into the type of adult you want to be.

In your twenties, you should be meeting people and going places.

In your thirties, that's the time to settle down.

June 19, 2017

When a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, everyone in Washington looked for a positive message. There had to be a point to something so awful. The consensus was for Coming Together.

“For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family,” Speaker Paul…


June 19, 2017

Republicans were highly critical of President Barack Obama calling him naive and not ready to be president. Their main objective was to make President Obama a one term president. Even with Republicans refusing to work with this president, Obama achieved greatness.

President Donald Trump has made…

June 19, 2017

Iraq was the biggest blunder ever.

You invaded an innocent country, destabilized the country and then you abandoned and left it to the wolves.

It is terrible.

I don't know how our leaders can look at themselves in the mirror everyday.

June 18, 2017

Leg­is­la­tion re­cently ap­proved by the N.C. House that would end the re­quire­ment for peo­ple to ob­tain a per­mit to carry a con­cealed weapon in North Carolina is a so­lu­tion to a prob­lem that doesn’t ex­ist.

The mea­sure…

June 18, 2017

Since the beginning of this year, there has been no net new jobs created in North Carolina.

In fact, using the latest data from the monthly survey of employers, there were about 2,200 fewer filled jobs in North Carolina in May than there were in December. In an era of intense politicization,…

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