November 21, 2017

The new event center under construction does not justify a $40 million price tag.

$400,000 maybe but $40 million, never.

November 20, 2017

Donald Trump is back from Asia. What do you think he’ll be doing next?

A) Pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey.

B) Urging Congress to pass a clean, simple, middle-class-friendly tax bill.

C) Pardoning Sean Hannity.

The answer is A, obviously. Turkey gets a reprieve on Tuesday. And rumors that…


November 20, 2017

Oh for pity sake.

Of course the rich have it made in this country. The majority of them worked and saved for all the money they earned.

If they want to try to drive to the moon, then let them. Let them try to drive tomorrow if they want to.

We poor people can do the same thing.

You just…

November 19, 2017

I could always hear John McLaughlin long before I could see him.

The larger-than-life former Jesuit priest, Nixon speechwriter, and host of the “McLaughlin Group” public-television show from 1982 to 2016 was just as loud and bumptious in person as he was on TV. I never worked for him,…


November 19, 2017

The pending retirement of Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore presents several opportunities for city leaders to turn the corner toward credible reporting, open communication and fruitful partnerships with other law enforcement agencies.

We wish the chief well in retirement, but his tenure with…

November 19, 2017

When I say this in no way do I want to diminish the importance of anyone’s life because no matter how rich, poor or any situation in life, a life is precious and God given.

I know that it needs to be aired when these terror acts occur.My problem is the news media prolongs and keeps it running…

November 18, 2017

Why are so many conservative evangelicals in Alabama still supporting Roy Moore? For that matter, why have so many evangelicals around the country spent the past two years embracing Donald Trump?

I just took part in a compelling conversation on this subject at the Faith Angle Forum, founded by the…


November 18, 2017

We need to be completely honest with ourselves: our local schools are failing our low-income children. I have great respect and deep admiration for our teachers and school administrators who are pouring everything they have into the education of our children on a daily basis – they are heroes.…

November 18, 2017

War is the biggest cost to the U.S. Treasury and there is nothing else that really comes close to it.

We spent $2 trillion in Iraq alone. We spent probably a trillion to blow up Iraq and another trillion to put it back together.

How insane is that?

The entire food stamp program is not even…

November 17, 2017

There is a lot of racket going on about the proposed tax cut and reform of the tax system. One thing that stands out in all this racket is that most of those screaming about the proposed tax cut and tax system reform appear to have no idea of the purpose of a tax system.

Many of those making such…

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