Opinion (Page 4)

  • Is North Carolina already at herd immunity?

    Today North Carolina should hit a new threshold in the Covid-19 era: over a million confirmed cases since the pandemic began. But North Carolina may already be at a more important threshold: herd immunity. From President Joe Biden all the way down to Gov. Roy Cooper and the “vaccine passports”…

  • They are buried in North Carolina

    Buried in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is George Foxe (1940-1965). Foxe served in the 7th Cavalry in Vietnam; the infamous unit previously commanded by Gen. George Armstrong Custer. If you’ve read the book “We Were Soldiers Once . . . and…

  • Raleigh’s equity and inclusion department misses the mark

    When discussing topics like diversity and inclusion, it is important to have a shared language on the buzzwords used. The City of Raleigh’s Equity and Inclusion department provides a list of definitions for common terms used when discussing topics like equity, race, and racism. Some of these…

  • Why are Democrats AWOL on public’s right to know

    With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in state and local government jobs, how will we ever know? How will we know about the public school teacher who molested students in numerous mountain schools? About the superintendent of schools…

  • Unnecessarily delaying elections denies voting rights

    Elections should be free, fair, and regular. Those principles are the basic standard for making sure that governments reflect the will of the people. For that reason, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (which represents national legislatures worldwide) states in the first principle of its Declaration on Criteria for Free and Fair…

  • Why we’re still fighting Gov. Cooper

    Crystal Waldron and Club 519 were shuttered for almost a year due to economic favoritism. She suffered through six months of discriminatory treatment — watching former customers have drinks at her direct competitors — with no end in sight and bills piling up. Left without another option, Mrs. Waldron, co-owner of Club 519, initially sued Gov. Roy Cooper for denying her equal protection…