Viewpoint: Columnists

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 03:12 PM

Don't overdose on government

Do you take vitamins? You probably should. It ensures that even if you don’t always maintain a varied and healthful diet, your body gets the baseline level of nutrients.

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 03:11 PM

NC Legislature off to quick, controversial start

The N.C. General Assembly is off to a fast and furious start this session. After getting to work in earnest on Jan. 30, we have seen a flurry of major legislation and important debates already come to the floor and some be sent off to the governor for his approval.

Feb. 22, 2013 @ 06:19 PM

Republican's rule in Raleigh is just beginning

A month into their new role as majority party, Republicans see a long, barren winter – not just for the GOP but for the state as a whole – coming to an end.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 06:58 PM

What are today's best investment rules?

Confused about what to invest in today? Join the club! The stock market has made up most of what it lost during the recession, but some say it’s gone too high. Gold is down from its peak, yet worries about inflation may push it back up. Real estate appears to be coming back, but for how long? Safe investments, like certificates of deposit and government bonds, are available but are paying near-historic low rates.

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 06:19 PM

Invest in your city, invest in your future, mayor says

When we first discussed the idea of planting trees as part of a long term citywide beautification plan I was a bit unsure of it. I mean, what difference will a few trees planted in the median of a busy highway make on our city.

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 05:53 PM

Difficult issues faced as Legislature opens session

Yesterday we completed our second full legislative week in Raleigh for this session.  Frankly, it was brutal!