Trump off the quick start

Trump off the quick start

Today is the 100th day of President Trump’s Administration, and by any quantitative account, it has been one of the most productive first 100 da...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Cooper off to solid start

Cooper off to solid start

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days, it’s worth considering how Gov. Roy Cooper has fared in his first 10...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Caution needed on NC budget

Caution needed on NC budget

RALEIGH — While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by t...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Time for Raleigh crossover

Time for Raleigh crossover

Civics class teaches us that each member of a legislative chamber has an equal vote. Crossover week at the N.C. General Assembly reminds us that some ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


The Left’s anti-science stance

The Left’s anti-science stance

RALEIGH — There are just as many fads in politics as there are in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking ...

April 24th, 2017 |  


US facing China decision

US facing China decision

This column first appeared on Fox News Opinion — editor.Over the past several decades, American foreign policy towards China has been primarily ...

April 21st, 2017 |  


How low can they go?

How low can they go?

The wisdom of the plan by Senate leaders to cut taxes by $839 million was called into question this week by an important source, the nonpartisan legis...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Local GOP getting attention

Local GOP getting attention

Political parties generally work in two-year cycles. Odd numbered years start in the spring with party organization at all levels. With teams organize...

April 18th, 2017 updated: April 18th, 2017. |  


Judicial restraint not always noble

RALEIGH — During a March 27 talk at North Carolina State University, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett told the assembled facult...

April 17th, 2017 |  


People lose power in Raleigh

People lose power in Raleigh

Here is something you may not know about the way the General Assembly works these days. The odds are that your senator and representative have almost ...

April 15th, 2017 updated: April 15th, 2017. |