Urban-rural gap not new

Urban-rural gap not new

RALEIGH — One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Land grabs aren’t beneficial

Land grabs aren’t beneficial

RALEIGH — Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Chavis’ Trump-like quality

Chavis’ Trump-like quality

School boards claim to be non-partisan. But nothing could be further from the truth. They can be more complex and worthy of political analysis, especi...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Credit key to US prosperity

Credit key to US prosperity

One of my top priorities for this term in Congress is supporting economic growth, the creation of good paying jobs, and opportunities for every Americ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Cooper right on Medicaid

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice President-elect Mike Pe...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Fewer rules would benefit NC

Fewer rules would benefit NC

A healthy skepticism tends to come in handy. That’s especially true when it comes to gauging the merits of a new government program.When the pro...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Our state is surely not Cuba

Our state is surely not Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is i...

January 11th, 2017 |  


UNC needs freer speech

UNC needs freer speech

University of North Carolina system officials apparently need a refresher course on the First Amendment.Fifteen of 16 schools within the University of...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Cooper makes big blunder

Cooper makes big blunder

RALEIGH — Roy Cooper spent his last few weeks as governor-elect of North Carolina attacking the state legislature for encroaching on the separat...

January 9th, 2017 |  


An ambitious first 100 days

An ambitious first 100 days

Last week, the 115th Congress officially gaveled into session. With President-elect Trump soon to be inaugurated, my House Republican colleagues and I...

January 7th, 2017 |