WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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When I first started covering politics, there were three registered Democrats for every one registered Republican in North Carolina. The chairman of my county Republican Party jokingly said they … more
From Middlebury to Berkeley, Chapel Hill to Minnesota, battles over free speech are raging on America’s college campuses. Student protests and recent incidents involving violence and loss of … more
Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses … more
What happened in Las Vegas is not, in the strictest sense, a Second Amendment issue. It is symptomatic of something deeper. There is little doubt that if more restrictive laws were in place to … more
Last week, this column highlighted some simple pleasures that should have brought a smile to people’s faces. The column did just that. For 800 words and however long it takes the average reader to … more
Martin Luther’s influence has been felt for 500 years. His words and actions led to an effort to re-form what the church of his time was about. The effort to fix the Church ended up causing the … more
When most adults think about teachers and their responsibilities, they think about their own school days and what teachers had to do then. Today’s schools have made the transition to … more
Opinions on the recent rash of football players taking a knee during the national anthem are like knobby elbows: everybody’s got at least one. Donald Trump is against it and says any son of a … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who often determine electoral outcomes … more
Every time NFL players take a knee during the national anthem, they pierce the hearts of patriotic Americans and military families, including mine. I absolutely love football and my Dallas … more
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