Category: Opinion

Tom Ross: A jackass or a carpenter?

Tom Ross, former president of the University of North Carolina, attends University Day at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.” Using a saying from UNC President Margaret Spellings’s native Texas, one attributed to Sam Rayburn, the long-time speaker…

Chatham County government overreach

Too much government is bad government

by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – I run a business in Pittsboro, and we have received several letters from Kep Kepley, the Chatham County Tax Administrator, asking for a complete list of our employees, their home addresses and their social…

Who is funding the bathroom wars?


by A.P. Dillon Raleigh, NC – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about the ‘bathroom bill’ in North Carolina. The outrage industry has been working 24/7 ramping up boycotts of North Carolina  and encouraging big businesses…