Opinion



Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Your View: Combat GOP voter suppression — go vote

At this critical juncture in our nation’s history, it’s disappointing to see that one of our two major political parties believes that it’s alright to attempt to reduce voter participation in elections. In fact, they try to sell it as a goal of putting integrity into our elections by arguing that their aim is to reduce voter fraud. Yet, when asked, they aren’t able to produce any evidence of that fraud. That is because voter fraud by people voting in person at polling places is non-existent.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Thomas Sowell: Cheap politicians

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Your View: Pay cash and don’t worry about data theft

Home Depot is the latest retailer to report a credit card data breach.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Will city’s electric rates drop ‘in a few years’?

I rarely find myself agreeing with Clarence Page, but his column on media freedom (Sept. 1) concluded with a final paragraph that was "dead on"..."The public will help us defend press freedom as long as we show them it is worth defending."


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 09:56 PM

John Hood: Consensus requires solid data

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools have just released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly from districts eager to claim a large increase in the share of students who test at or above grade level.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

Our View: Time to move on in High Point

Last Wednesday was a bad day for the city of High Point.
It was a bad day for High Point citizens, even people living in the surrounding area who identify themselves with this city.
Last Wednesday was a bad day for Bernita Sims.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Strong local support makes cycling event a classic

The High Point Cycling Classic, presented by High Point University, used the following mission statement to guide our efforts for the past three years:


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Clarence Page: Dove Obama makes a reluctant hawk

As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the family business, "they pull me back in."


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Your View: Guest Column - New taxes hit retirees hard

Recent changes in the North Carolina tax structure hits the middle class, poor, and retired hard, while giving up to a $15,000 income tax break to the very wealthy.  Most people will not realize these many changes until after the next election.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Thomas Sowell: Facts vs. visions on use of force

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Al Campbell: Utilities cost is an old debate

With so many articles exclaiming and promising utility rate decreases in the future, I am reminded of several years past, 1999 through 2003 when the High Point City Councilmembers were told why High Point’s utility rates were so high and why they would continue rising for a designated time period with a “sundown” clause.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 03:12 AM

Your View: Let’s be proud of High Point University

High Point University is turning 90 years old this weekend. In 2014, HPU President Nido Qubein is keeping the legacy of this university going strong.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Kristine Kaiser: Disrespect of leaders cheapens us

Disrespect is N.C. Speaker of the House of Representatives Thom Tillis’s most recent problem as he attempts to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.