Plastic bag ban should go

Plastic bag ban should go

My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy.If you’ve ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Ignorance at its worst

Ignorance at its worst

Two terms often used today in political debate are “free market capitalism” and “redistribution of wealth.” On Aug. 12, confli...

August 15th, 2017 |  


The forgotten 10th Amendment

I watch the news, read the newspaper, read the opinion columns of the syndicated columnists, and letters on our local newspaper’s editorial page...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Some ideas have hidden consequences

Some ideas have hidden consequences

In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: “ideas have consequences.&...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Excuse me … lock who up?

In TV news coverage of numerous campaign speeches and even in after-election rallies, I’ve heard Donald Trump refer to 35,000 missing e-mails an...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Countering America’s adversaries

Countering America’s adversaries

Russia, Iran and North Korea – three very different countries, each posing a different and unique threat to the United States national security....

August 11th, 2017 |  


Police, parentsneed to crackdown on carts

Over the past couple of months, the police chiefs in both Elizabethtown and Bladenboro have had to focus on the growing problem of golf carts being us...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Know these 5 budget facts

Know these 5 budget facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to...

August 9th, 2017 |  


The good and bad of government spending

I can sympathize with Mr. Ray Shamlin, a frequent contributor to the Bladen Journal’s opinion page. His letters talk a lot about his interpretat...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Should everyone have a basic income?

Should everyone have a basic income?

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Jus...

August 4th, 2017 |