Category: Opinion

  • On Prof. Mike Adams’ suicide, one year later

    So a year ago, I learned that my friend killed himself. My friend was a tenured professor in the UNC system, the Wilmington campus. He was an award-winning teacher notorious for speaking truth to power — and for being unapologetically provocative in so doing. It’s why the university tried to…

  • Mark Robinson is right to focus on the dignity of work

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson certainly grabs plenty of headlines and attention these days. Most conservatives across the state gravitate toward Robinson’s story, his rapid political ascent, and decisiveness on the issues. Many on the left fear him or struggle to take him seriously. Likely for most on the left, it’s…

  • Why we are losing the cyberwar

    “The time has clearly come for the federal government to take on a larger role in the growing fight against cyber criminals.” This dangerous rhetoric comes from Rep. Deborah Ross’s July 16 opinion piece published by The Hill. Ross, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and…

  • The Nikole Hannah-Jones debacle was all manufactured outrage

    The narrative of the Nikole Hannah-Jones saga that has engulfed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been pretty straightforward: Evil Republicans on the Board of Trustees unexpectedly deny the fundamental academic right of tenure to a black female journalist because of politics and racism. The reality is…

  • We need more and better policing

    From 1950 to 1975, American governments spent about $3 on police for every $1 on prisons. By the early 21st century, the ratio has fallen to $1.5 on police for every $1 on prisons.

  • Critical race theory seeks to recast America’s foundational beliefs

    Published below are the full and unedited remarks of NC Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, on the threat to critical race theory to American society and its founding principles. Berger offered up the remarks on July 14.  Certain Enlightenment Era concepts have defined American culture since our nation’s founding. Sometimes…

  • COVID is propelling science as a political religion

    The state of scientific rigor is in disarray. While not using these words directly, Tom Nicholson, a researcher at Duke University, said as much in his commentary published by the WSJ. In his opinion, the quality of scientific publications took a significant hit during the era of COVID-19. He…