Tag:politics

  • Woke hubris will lead to backlash  

    The “woke” movement — phenomenon, ideology, whatever it’s called — has gone too far, taking a hard left and then another sharp turn around the next corner.   Veering out of control.  To conservatives, libertarians, and even moderate thinkers, this is obvious. If the most irksome…

  • How politics has replaced religion in America

    America has always been more religiously devout than other Western democracies. But now, like them, it has begun to secularize rapidly. And, as religion has declined, political ideology has intensified, society has fragmented, and cultural common ground has disintegrated. As a result, politics is increasingly divisive and existentially fraught. For…

  • State tax cut a must after citizens told to sacrifice

    In the name of safety and at times part political theater, North Carolinians spent over a year following stringent emergency orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses shuttered, citizens lost their livelihood, millions eschewed social events or celebrations of any kind. Many young people are still hampered by mask mandates…

  • Will there be a second coming of Donald Trump?

    The recent American election in November 2020 may have put a new president in the White House, but there was little settled on the political and social landscape. Approximately 79 million people voted for Donald Trump. However, a majority of Republican voters believed the election contained irregularities. This included things…

  • Mark Robinson understands that politics solves very little

    Mark Robinson was rewarded by conservative voters for having the courage to take a deep dive into the culture wars. Most years, Republicans barely got their toes wet. Many Republicans believed the path to electoral success was to focus solely on economic issues while largely ignoring the left’s long…

  • Learning from Donald Trump’s return to North Carolina

    Donald Trump remains the most polarizing figure in politics. Even in defeat, Trump still sucks energy and oxygen from his detractors. Many still lose their minds. Trump remains beloved by many loyal supporters. A state Trump won twice, North Carolina, has been good to the former president. It’s a major…

  • I pledge allegiance to the flag

    In order to be loved, a country must be lovely. It need not be flawless. In fact, no society—excepting the eternal City—is flawless. But to garner affection, it must be loveable. The World War II generation recognized our nation’s loveliness and gave everything they had to defend it. In fact,…

  • Moving beyond the mask and our culture of fear

    “Operation Warp Speed” sounds like one of those made-up superpowers from a cartoon, but the speed of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a reminder America is still on top. From an entrepreneurial and medical technology standpoint, the United States remains the gold standard. Yet, in many other ways for the…