Reforming health care is critical

Reforming health care is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Why bipartisanship is important

Why bipartisanship is important

Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief Internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to W...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Graham-Cassidy offers a balanced approach

Graham-Cassidy offers a balanced approach

Did you know four liberal states currently receive 37 percent of all Obamacare funds?That inequity is one reason certain special interest groups and p...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Well, we were warned

The tag-line at the end of his columns begins: “Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist in the De...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Partisan decline is nothing new

Partisan decline is nothing new

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed...

September 20th, 2017 |  


The end ofa true icon… perhaps

For 25 years, the annual Dublin Peanut Festival has brought hundreds upon hundreds of people from throughout the region to the tiny town of Dublin, wh...

September 19th, 2017 |  


There are still great Americans

There are still great Americans

There are several ways that a nation can measure its greatness including wealth and economic opportunity, military power, equality of justice, the edu...

September 18th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Peterson turns back on county residents

The chairman of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners has publicly stated that the board is considering using taxpayer’s monies to take legal...

September 16th, 2017 |  


We can relate to Texas, Florida

We can relate to Texas, Florida

Devastating floods in Texas. Storm surge and mammoth power outages in Florida.Over the past three weeks, America has witnessed catastrophic destructio...

September 15th, 2017 |