Addressing our income inequality

Addressing our income inequality

When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties fe...

January 23rd, 2016 |  


Gasoline pricesfueling plentyof happiness

Aside from purchasing lottery tickets, which many Americans are continuing to do after the recent, record-breaking $1.5 billion payout was split among...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


Most arts funding is private

Most arts funding is private

Regardless of whether you think the National Endowment for the Arts is a wonderful organization deserving taxpayer support or an example of the federa...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Movie attendance will honor great heroes

“13 Hours” is a movie based on the book of the same title by Mitchell Zuckoff and the Annex Security Team, a true account of the terrorist...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Yard signs, State of the Union speeches: Wasted efforts?

Yard signs, State of the Union speeches: Wasted efforts?

They are a waste of time, don’t change anybody’s mind, and have little or no impact on the outcome of elections or the support of a politi...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Relief can become a trap

Relief can become a trap

Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don’t ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. On the contrary, understanding the ...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Holiday blues

Now that the 2015 Christmas holiday season is history, I’d like to express my feelings and beliefs on what is becoming an annual trend in this c...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Board of Edmakes thecorrect call

With little warning or fanfare, the Bladen County Board of Education for all intents and purposes on Monday pulled the plug on a proposal to close thr...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Session comes into focus

Session comes into focus

Since Republicans won majorities in the North Carolina House and Senate in 2010, each subsequent legislative session has been dramatic and consequenti...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Common Core is communist indoctrination

The teaching of Common Core is just another reason to remove your children from the public school system and demand that your representatives abolish ...

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