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Cato Institute’s Marian Tupy argues we should not fear a world population of 8 billion people

Marian Tupy, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, is co-author of the book “Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet.” Tupy discusses the United Nations’ estimate that the world’s population will reach 8 billion people on Nov. 15, 2022.

Mitch Kokai
Opinion

Washington’s divided stalemate continues, but there is good news

Overall, Republicans excelled in Florida and did quite well in North Carolina. The state will soon be free from hyped-up judicial activism that paralyzes the people’s will and plagues our separation-of-powers principles. I wrote a column in August saying that Republicans in the state would outperform the GOP nationally. That assessment turned out to be accurate, but,...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

One nation, super-duper divisible

In high school, I was assigned The Atlantic reading “One Nation, Slightly Divisible” by David Brooks, where he describes adventuring from his home in Montgomery County, Maryland, to Franklin County, Pennsylvania. After crossing what he terms “the Meatloaf Line” from blue America to red America, Brooks details countless comparisons between the two—the “sophisticated and cosmopolitan” center...

Beth Kusko
Opinion

Two tragedies for Ukraine and Russia

THE TRAGEDY OF THIS WAR For the last year, the world has been flooded with news of the impending and now the actual war of Russia against Ukraine. While numbers are incomplete, I estimate there have been at least 100,000 soldiers and civilians killed and many times that wounded and sickened. Then there are the...

Paul Stam
Opinion

Election edition of outrageous stories

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack was in U.S. illegally, immigration officials say Border security matters. Securing our border is common sense and not an extreme policy position as some politicians and many in the media want you to believe. You’re not racist if you want a secure border. We should want people to come here...

Ray Nothstine

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Why I love North Carolina

The first person that came to my door when I moved to North Carolina introduced himself as “Cornbread.” Now moving from Mississippi, that’s no culture shock like it might be for the Northeastern transplants, but it was a little something out of an Andy Griffith episode. “Cornbread” talked about everything he needed to fix and...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

Is authoritarianism a new fusionism?

More government, centralized power in Washington, overreaching government intervention in the market, state-enforced indoctrination of subjective morality, centering the collective over the individual, and coercing an anti-liberty agenda into the American polity.  You would be correct if you read that and thought it described progressive leftism in America. You would also be correct if you...

André Béliveau
Opinion

Gender identity in the schools: has the lunacy peaked? 

Extreme ideologies have taken root in many North Carolina public schools. They manifest themselves via various policies. For example, Wake (see here and here)  and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have for years been indoctrinating students in pro-transgender training. The consequences have been disastrous. A child’s understanding of sex and gender is severed from biology and anatomy and is now entirely defined by...

Bob Luebke
Opinion

Biden drains strategic reserves and other outrageous stories

Biden tries to tackle his gas price problem by announcing sale of 15 million barrels from Strategic Petroleum Reserve Don’t fret, once the polls close President Biden will put our national security first again. Maybe? Hopefully? Maybe President Biden should try getting a competent energy policy for some actual long term solutions instead of playing...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

Mass shootings and valuing human life

The tragic death of five shooting victims in Raleigh should give us an extended pause. First, it should remind us of the immense value of life. For the ideologues, politics is and will remain the sole focus of the shooting. In fact, for many, frantic calls for gun control inevitably become the only solution. Yet,...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

The absurdities of ideological driven science

In the 21st century, woke progressivism has inundated itself in mass culture, academic institutions, and left-wing political policy. However, in its most recent expansion it has perniciously invaded scientific institutions in an attempt to totalize a political agenda. In seeking to have a totalizing narrative, woke progressivism attempts to leave no stone unturned. The insatiable...

Joshua Peters