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 |  


Police, parentsneed to crackdown on carts

Over the past couple of months, the police chiefs in both Elizabethtown and Bladenboro have had to focus on the growing problem of golf carts being us...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Know these 5 budget facts

Know these 5 budget facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to...

August 9th, 2017 |  


The good and bad of government spending

I can sympathize with Mr. Ray Shamlin, a frequent contributor to the Bladen Journal’s opinion page. His letters talk a lot about his interpretat...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Should everyone have a basic income?

Should everyone have a basic income?

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Jus...

August 4th, 2017 |  


The path torecognitionseems clearer

We’ve had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for a...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Evidence shows freedom works

Evidence shows freedom works

I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General As...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


GOP shouldpull plug onthis reform

Asked about his Bay of Pigs fiasco, President John F. Kennedy responded, “Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.” The opposite i...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Some reforms enjoy broad support

Some reforms enjoy broad support

If you believe the political debate in North Carolina and the rest of the country has grown coarse, predictable, and unproductive, you’re not al...

July 31st, 2017 |