Opinion (Page 9)

  • North Carolinians got fake news

    The vast majority of the 1.3 million North Carolinians supposedly harmed by the Senate health bill either aren’t covered under Obamacare right now, or they don’t want to be.

  • Trying to establish a state religion in North Carolina

    The N.C. House has stripped a provision in Senate Bill 155 that would have allowed North Carolina distilleries to sell directly to consumers, via the internet. Rep. Pat Hurley, R-Randolph, proposed the amendment to remove that part of the bill, which passed the House on…

  • We have the ‘Roadmap to Freedom’

    In December, my colleagues and I put together a Roadmap to Freedom in preparation for the 2017 legislative session. It outlined in short-form our goals and objectives. It talked about where we would put our resources and was meant to serve as a guide to our principles and priorities.

  • MS-13 a threat to North Carolina 

    When most North Carolinians think of terrorism, ISIS and al-Qaida come to mind. But there is another form of terrorism closer to home — right here in North Carolina — and that’s the violent, vicious street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. If you’re not familiar with MS-13, according to Wikipedia, the gang originated in Los Angeles. It was founded in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants who came to…

  • New budget strikes a balance

    Legislative leaders recognize that while they have already enacted significant tax reductions, additional measures will boost the economy in the long run, particularly those that encourage capital investment.