Opinion (782)

Well, at least he hasn’t started any NEW wars!

Monday, 01 March 2021 11:16

OPINION: Reduce health cost, not just price

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Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebted) federal government.

There's been a lot of talk about individuality these days, and the acceptance of such and how we should just all accept each other's differences and live our lives. I guess that's one of those things that sounds good in theory but when it's actually implemented, is about as useful as you know what on a bull. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:09

OPINION: What happened to 'We The People?'

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"The will of the people has been heard," said President Joe Biden in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, "and the will of the people has been heeded." Later in the speech, Biden told us that "the American story" depends on "'We the People' who seek a more perfect union."

The State of North Carolina should fully conform with all taxpayer relief provisions associated with the Federal CARES Act Pandemic Relief Package. This is especially important for the tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program loans. 

Monday, 22 February 2021 11:12

OPINION: Picking winners is for losers

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RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t worry — that’s actually good news.

The two U.S. Senate elections in Georgia are over, and now the overall national election results are known. Democrats have declared their newfound control of both chambers of Congress. But equally significant events took place at the state level, where bold, free-market-friendly leadership was vindicated and advanced once again in North Carolina. 

Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:37

OPINION: We're failing our children

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Here’s my latest unpopular opinion, at least among people who generally agree with me. We should be reopening schools and our reaction and response to the coronavirus has been driven more by hysteria than reality. The damage we are doing to our children is unknown, but it’s certainly more harmful to them than the disease itself. The risk to the teachers and school personnel is minimal with the right precautions. 

Politicians lustfully rejoicing at their own power is the ultimate “dog bites man” story that goes unremarked in Washington. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump included one such vivid vignette, an ominous warning that Congress recognizes no limit over its rightful sway over the economy and the lives of American citizens. 

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