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Obamacare Is Still Getting Worse

By MICHAEL D. TANNER Speaking at a recent campaign-style rally in Michigan, President Trump declared Obamacare dead. “Essentially, we are getting rid of Obamacare… . Some people would say, essentially, we have gotten rid of it.” Um, … more


New Book Tells Valuable Tales RALEIGH — When explaining modern American conservatism to students, I mix my methods. There are tables and charts. There are lengthy readings from ancient, medieval and modern thinkers. There are philosophical … more

The Rally In Raleigh

The legislature comes to Raleigh Wednesday for the “short session” and opening day promises to be far more exciting than most years. Lawmakers will be greeted by crowds of teachers and educators, projected to be as large as 10,000, showing up to … more

Kicking George Washington Out Of Church

My wife and I were docents of Christ Church in Alexandria, Va., when I worked in nearby Washington, D.C., a city named for a former parishioner. Yes, George Washington went to church there. As I used to explain to tourists, he had even helped get … more

‘Pork Parade’ Keeps Going

Speaking of government spending and transparency, credit the group Open the Books with creating a website that maps by ZIP Code every government grant doled out by Washington. The pork parade is quite impressive, if not frustratingly maddening. … more


For The Week Of May 11-17 . The Woman’s Club met at the clubhouse for its last regular monthly meeting of the club year before adjourning for the summer. Spring flowers decorated the house, provided by Mrs. T.H. Sansom of the decorating … more

Do Robots Threaten Us?

The idea of robots taking over the world is a running theme in the sci-fi world. In the real world, many have lost their jobs to automation. Automobile factories used to have thousands of workers, now they have hundreds. Most people have accepted … more


Obstructionists Whether you like him or whether you don’t, every time Donald Trump nominates somebody they’ll try to smear him and won’t vote for him. Democrats are boycotting and won’t vote for him. If I was the Republicans, the next … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Charlotte doesn’t, which is why we should pass on hosting Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention in 2020. Charlotte appears to be one of three finalists, along with Las Vegas, … more

Men Are From Mars

In a few short days I will have the honor of watching my oldest daughter, Christina, graduate from Western Carolina University with a fouryear degree and a ticket to join the workforce as an American workingclass citizen. Words can’t describe how … more

A Local Connection To Historic Event

You might not realize it, but there is a direct connection to the Indianapolis 500 and Campbell University. Before I give you all the details, let me give you a history lesson of sorts about the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, as it is called. … more

Mother’s Day

A Tribute To Our Moms This Sunday people all over the United States will celebrate Mother’s Day. If you Google Mother’s Day — because all good science begins with a Google — you will be inundated with ads promising the perfect gift for … more
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