A path of impending destruction

America and the world continues down the path to impending destruction because of Man’s failure to follow God’s Word. In that Word of God,...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Draining the swamp, getting things done

Draining the swamp, getting things done

National newscasts seem obsessed with drama and intrigue. While Americans are being fed a steady diet of overdone outrage, my House Republican colleag...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Memories of pizza and music

Memories of pizza and music

In March 1972, a high-school sophomore was six months into his driving career, having earned his license the previous October.That same month, after b...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Bill isn’t inthe public’sbest interest

Bill isn’t inthe public’sbest interest

There never really was any mystery about why Republican Sen. Trudy Wade of Guilford County sponsored the original bill to allow website-only publicati...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Subject mastery produces best teaching

Subject mastery produces best teaching

While there is no shortage of opinions and controversy about how best to improve schooling, virtually everyone agrees that the quality of teaching is ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


The boy who sat next to me

The boy who sat next to me

I’m in a large hotel lobby. There are hundreds of people here. I’m people-watching.Many of the hotel guests are young. Several use wheelch...

July 4th, 2017 |  


North Carolinians got fake news

North Carolinians got fake news

What some hyperpartisans now call “fake news” is in many instances neither fake nor news. But when it comes to a recent report on the pote...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Four books to entertain, disturb

Four books to entertain, disturb

If you are willing to be both entertained and disturbed by your summer vacation books, I have four new volumes for your consideration: two books by im...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Bye-bye to serious education

Tucked into North Carolina’s budget is an allowance for what we think may be the most dangerous thing for education since the pedagogic creed of...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Why scrap the debt ceiling?

Why scrap the debt ceiling?

Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I’d recently voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and the man w...

June 29th, 2017 |