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...

State, federal leaders advised to read history

To the editor:   As for Governor McCrory’s move to the center, I might believe it if I see more concrete results. He might consider an apt quote from Thomas Jefferson: “It was easy to speak theoretically and idealistically about politics when one is seeking power. The...

Writer warns against healthcare stand

To the editor:   Several conservatives who are angry with health insurance companies over the new healthcare law are supporting legislation to stop the bailout of the industry. Representative Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are two Washington leaders...