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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THUMBS UP to all of the area participants in Tuesday’s CANpaign food drive which is estimated to have raised more than 50,000 pounds of canned food to help restock a number of local food pantries.
I recently read the Aug. 31 story about protesters at the Ohio Walmart protesting the shooting of a young man who was waving a gun and refused to put it down when police told him to.
Reminder: Our next veterans get-together at Highland UMC will be Oct. 11 (the second Saturday of October instead of the first Saturday). This will be our last meeting in 2014.
As we all know, there is a lot going on in High Point this year. It seems we all get bogged down with controversial matter in our local government.
National Review Online reported that the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) showed that net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal.
Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team owner Bruce Levenson left despite good reasons for him to stick around.
I was both surprised and disappointed to read that mayoral candidate Marcus Brandon proposes changing the city’s charter to eliminate High Point’s “council-manager” form of government. In its place, he proposes the politicized mayor-council form of government where elected officials become the city’s administrators.
There’s a full house again at the Trinity City Hall.
While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people's votes are to be overruled by other people's disruptions, harassments and threats.