The American flag talks to Kaepernick

The American flag talks to Kaepernick

“I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.”That’s the way...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Frederick Douglass, tax rebel

Frederick Douglass, tax rebel

Federick Douglass (1818-1895) is an American hero, a man born a slave who sought and achieved his own freedom — and lived to tell the story in w...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Get a real education to succeed

Get a real education to succeed

Value creation, not school, is what leads to success.Education, regardless of where it takes place, is the process of learning how to create value. If...

August 30th, 2016 |  


The Minotaur and today’s politics

The Minotaur and today’s politics

Do you think that the Greek legendary half-bull, half-man called the Minotaur could help us understand what is going on in American politics this year...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Freedom rises in North Carolina

Freedom rises in North Carolina

RALEIGH — The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are sti...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Teacher pay ideas get test

Teacher pay ideas get test

RALEIGH — Try something new? I’m all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or changing your ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Putting our veterans first

Putting our veterans first

If you go to the movies this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll be watching one of many superheroes. America loves a superhero — s...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Chang and Eng: Chapter two

Chang and Eng: Chapter two

Sometimes a simple newspaper column can take its writer to surprising places.For instance, after my column on the Siamese Twins was published last mon...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Leave logic out of this

If you’re stuck in an unwanted situation, you have three options:Option No. 1: Try to escape it.Option No. 2: Try to enjoy it.Option No. 3: Rese...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Our two great Robert Morgans

North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who i...

July 18th, 2016 |