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As Mayor of Siler City, I want to continue the vision that Mayor John Grimes and the board had to Open Siler City Up for Business, but also to protect the town, residents, and the current businesses … more
I was asked to write about some of the general issues that we are facing. I will get to that in a moment, but I want to share this with you: I know who we are, and I know what we can do. Let me … more
This weekend we have witnessed a savage and unprecedented attack on our greatest Middle Eastern ally, Israel. The senseless violence in Israel is sickening, but we must be clear-eyed that this is an … more
Last week, the Burning Man festival — a convocation of large groups of men and women seeking sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and other forms of hedonistic bliss — was flooded. It seems that a … more
Particularly in light of the trauma of last week’s shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina, people have shared their anxiety about the future. Folks tell me that they are … more
A few weeks ago, Amy Kappelman, the President and Founder of our Local Moms for Liberty group published an opinion piece she was invited to write in regards to the recent national summit in … more
President Ronald Reagan famously said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”    President Joe Biden’s open border policies have fueled a … more
Bob Marley’s distinctive song immediately came to mind when I learned that July 28 is National Buffalo Soldier Day — instituted in 1992 by Gen. Colin Powell at the dedication of a memorial in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Like many suburban white kids of my generation, I thought Marley was cool; I had no idea about the political subtext of the reggae star’s song. more
Some few years ago Better Half and I had a screened-in back porch added to our humble dwelling. It started out to be a deck but somewhere between starting and finishing, we had the inspiration of why not make it a screen porch. more
The “P” word? There’s a word I’m hesitant to use for fear of scaring people off — polarization. In fact, when I see the “P” word in a news story, I contemplate heading for the exit myself. It-is-just-such-a-polarizing word. Viscerally, I find myself reacting as I would to a charged four-letter word except … It doesn’t have four-letters. more
On the weekend of June 29 – July 2, two different groups of activists gathered at the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. One group spent the majority of the weekend outside the building … more
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  more
I have a confession: I love you. Perhaps it sounds melodramatic, but it’s true. Over this past year and three months, I have fallen head over heels for Chatham County. You’ve shown … more
The conspiracy between a corrupt set of bureaucracies (including the Justice Department, the IRS, and the intelligence community) and an equally corrupt and enabling elite media is astonishing. The … more
“Hey, Ted!” Walked back into my house from an errand and greeted a neighbor who was kindly being a handyman. Ted was on the deck and only vaguely heard me. Stepping back inside, he asked … more
This is part two of thoughts on the Republican gubernatorial race. Last week I evaluated Mark Robinson, still the prohibitive frontrunner for the GOP primary, even if the last few weeks’ … more
The first Friday in June is Nation Donut Day — let us celebrate! The day is holier than you might suspect. I know there are plenty of jokes about donuts and overweight cops. Homer Simpson … more
A significant event came my way this week. No, it wasn’t the lottery or last house payment or even a note from old girlfriend Katherine (Kitty) Litter saying she finally realized she … more
With an election 18 months away, and the likelihood that it will be Biden vs. Trump a-g-a-i-n, my interest in the history of America’s presidents, inspired by a terrific high school history … more
Culture shock doesn’t begin to describe what I felt walking into that 8th-grade classroom in the middle of February. I was the new kid, just moved from California to Raleigh. It’s … more
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