Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Friday, July 4, should be about more than cookouts and fireworks. The historic date marks a turning point in world history and set our nation on a path toward freedom and individual rights, which we’re still fighting for today. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress,...

Happy New Year?

In addition to most everyone reading (or writing) this column seeing health insurance go up 30 to 70 to 100 percent (or more) under the Affordable Care Act, finding their state income tax barely go down a few percentage points (if that), utility rates go up and the loss of the...

It’s time to drop the rhetoric

The kerfuffle over the possibility of Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) locating a fire station on Jenkins Road is slipping out of hand. There is a principle in debate called Godwin’s Law that goes something like: The longer or more heated a discussion grows, the more likely it...