Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


College costs rise? Why?

College costs rise? Why?

It’s the beginning of a new academic year on college campuses. It’s my 40th as a faculty member at North Carolina State University. I see ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


‘Teen Vogue’sinks to anabysmal low

Warning to parents: This editorial contains graphic topics and discretion should be used in making this available to younger children.Society is such...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Working with nine presidents

Working with nine presidents

One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From L...

August 16th, 2017 |  


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 |