Rejecting Medicaid expansion a smart move

by Lee Brett When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, they mandated the expansion of Medicaid in all fifty states. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the mandate was unconstitutional, and made provisions for each state to decide for itself. North Carolina rejected...
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Dignified Rossum will be missed

Like so many of you, I have loved dogs and I have loved cats. I never really expected to lose my heart to a guinea pig, but I did. My older two grandsons each had a guinea pig living in adjoining cages (not the same cage, for obvious reasons). They had such different...

Extracted safely? I think not

To the editor:   President Obama gave another memorable speech last Tuesday in the State of the Union address. The topic of clean energy was brief. However, Obama stated, “… natural gas, if extracted safely, is the bridge fuel that can power our economy…” The phra...

N.C. got broad tax cut

by John Hood Did Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature raise taxes on poor and middle-income families to give tax breaks to the wealthy? That’s the claim that a motley crew of liberal politicians, journalists, and activists has been trying desperately to peddle...