Are the Humanities Still Useful In a Tech World?

My wife is part of a shrinking group of people. She is low-tech! Yes, she has a smart phone and a tablet – complements of me – but she rel...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


A monument comes down in Chapel Hill

A monument comes down in Chapel Hill

A monument to a treasured past came down in Chapel Hill last week.No, the Silent Sam statute of a Confederate soldier still stands.The lost monument c...

September 2nd, 2017 |  


Opioid epidemic is rampant

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Most fed up with the Left

The viewpoint expressed by Robert Currie, Jr. of Laurinburg (‘A solution to presidential protection’) is not only absurd, it’s entir...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Unaffiliated voters hold the key

Unaffiliated voters hold the key

About 30 percent of North Carolina’s 6.8 million registered voters are Republicans. So how in the world do Republicans ever win election in the ...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Who pays or who collects?

Recently, news coverage has been consumed with America’s white supremacist’s choice for president, Donald Trump, and his threat to shut do...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Carolina Traditions Still Have Value

Carolina Traditions Still Have Value

How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or any other country in the world. It’s ...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Confederate monuments and a whiskey speech

Confederate monuments and a whiskey speech

Is there some way to help President Trump recover from the damage caused by his comments relating to events in Charlottesville and the future of Confe...

August 28th, 2017 |  


It’s time to rise

It’s time to rise

Every Saturday morning, it is the Sabbath in my world. I gather with my fellow Jews to pray, to sing to God, to dream, to hope for a better world. We ...

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


In the brand new church that emerged immediately following the death and resurrection of Jesus, early Christians debated whether the old covenant of c...

August 27th, 2017 |