TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

How should the press respond to President Donald Trump’s claim that “the fake news media” are “the enemy of the American peopl...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

FEB. 12, 2017 — In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with t...

February 16th, 2017 |  


‘White privilege’ makes some uncomfortable

Years ago, I visited a former black mental hospital and fell into conversation with a witty, friendly, black psychiatrist.He taunted me: “You...

February 11th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gorsuch should get the nod for Supreme Court

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gorsuch should get the nod for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that should have been filled last year.On the very day that Justice...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

U.S. immigration policy needs to be much smarter than building a wall and scheming to make Mexico pay for it.U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis is working a buildi...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Our view:Conflicts of interest

This week’s Laurinburg City Council retreat was a real treat for fans of reality television.There were expletives, snide comebacks and even repo...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Making our community a better place

Making our community a better place

As the summer turns to fall, I am honored to take this opportunity to kick-off a new weekly article titled, “Focus on Laurinburg/Scotland County...

September 14th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the state legislature’s new election law underscores the folly of wrongheaded laws that the legislature insis...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Big dollar blessing in disguise

Big dollar blessing in disguise

I never thought I would be saying this, but it dawned on me that city council’s idea of building an $11 million new city hall may be the best th...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Compromise needed on City Hall

Compromise needed on City Hall

According to a recent report in the New York Sun, constructing a square foot of office space in New York City costs almost three times as much as it w...

July 13th, 2016 |