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LGBTQ America

In 2014, high-tech executive and CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was forced to resign from the company he helped found and build because he made a $1,000 contribution to support traditional marriage in … more

Saturdays With Mom

Well I certainly hope all the fathers of the world had a wonderful Father’s Day this past Sunday. Like always, my family came through in a big way and certainly made me feel special. I had my … more

Amtrak Owes Me Big Time

For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how … more

America Won’t Forget About Pastor Brunson

Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by … more

Why Are You Reading This? 

RALEIGH — Why are you reading this column? Make no mistake — I’m glad you are. I hope you are an avid reader of editorials, op-eds and columns. But motivation matters. If you read my … more

Hollywood’s Scripted Hysteria

I recently happened across the 1957 film “No Down Payment,” which has to be one of the worst films ever made. It features some (then) up-and-coming young stars, including Tony Randall, Jeffrey … more

Dunn Summers Were The Best

As the temperature clock in downtown reaches towards 100 degrees this week for the first time this year, my mind has clicked into a mode of memory and nostalgia as I remember just what it was like to … more

Return To Ellis Island

Note to readers: With all the recent activity regarding immigration we decided to repeat the column we wrote following a visit to Ellis Island, New York in 2011. It is relevant today. Standing in … more


RALEIGH — In the long-running dispute between State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, a Republican elected in 2016, and the State Board of Education, which currently has a majority of Republican … more

‘Hi, Hungry. I’m Fred’

Today, the day after Father’s Day, I feel the need to reflect upon the memories of my maternal grandfather. Sadly, he passed away when I was a child. But he made an impression on me, impacting … more

Excellence Is The Best Defense

Corporate bosses are increasingly judged not just on the financial performance of their organizations, but on the political correctness of their actions. They are expected to conform with a … more

N.C.’s Pork Industry Feeds Us, Provides Jobs

North Carolina’s pork industry has been in the news a lot lately, but not in a way that tells the true story of its contributions to our economy. While the industry has drawn attention as the … more
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