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RALEIGH — If you’ve never visited the state Legislative Building in Raleigh, it’s worth your time, and not only because it’s where your state lawmakers conduct their daily business when in session. It’s an … more
RALEIGH — Labor Day traditionally begins the homestretch of political campaigns. So now is a good time to assess how key candidates are faring in North Carolina — and what would need to happen for them to finish first by Election … more
I’m not dead yet. In fact, I am far from it. I am not frail, helpless or elderly. I am, young people, older than you. This does not mean I cannot do the things you do. This means I have done the things you are currently doing, and I … more
RALEIGH — Never an hour goes by without partisans on either side of the political spectrum ranting and raving at each other on social media and newspaper websites over government policies and issues. They attack each other relentlessly on … more
Over the last two years, I’ve had the honor of representing Wilson in the United States Senate. I’ve worked to help advance commonsense, bipartisan initiatives, including reforming the VA, supporting military families, confronting the … more
I am writing this column tonight grateful that I am alive. I have apparently tempted fate more times than I could possibly remember. I have walked a tightrope, dangled from a skyscraper and jumped from an airplane without a parachute. I have walked … more
I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given the right context, most are willing to express their views to others and debate their disagreements. How … more
RALEIGH — I walked into the Division of Motor Vehicles office on Avent Ferry Road at 9:20 a.m. The line for a ticket was 30 people deep and every chair in the waiting area was filled. Another dozen customers stood along the walls. I learned … more
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