Opinion

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

Your View: Stop Obama’s abuse of power with your vote

That my president will send “a fleet of lawyers” to help thousands of children enter this country illegally is ludicrous. I suggest a fleet of lawyers should first be provided to U.S. citizens who are being abused by our federal government ...


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Vince Wheeler: Enterprise rolls into the future

Offices of The High Point Enterprise have been abuzz with activity this summer — and now, the presses are humming again in High Point at our new printing facility on Woodbine Street, off Market Center Drive.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Thomas Sowell: Has thinking become obsolete?

Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Your View: Guest Column - City's bureaucratic attitude impedes efforts

The Pit? Street Dieting? Library Plaza? What do these projects mean to you? It is worrisome to me that these projects have become the line drawn in the sand as to whether you are for or against revitalization. High Point is not moving forward with its efforts because we are having the wrong conversations.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

John Hood: Budget was worth the wait

RALEIGH — It’s the journey, not the destination, that matters most — or so we have been assured by deep thinkers ranging from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Steven Tyler. When it comes to North Carolina’s revised 2014-15 state budget, however, the journey proved to be less an idyllic journey through the countryside than a drive through rush-hour traffic with a station wagon full of cranky kids.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

Your View: Guest Column - It’s my future, your future, our future

When I was growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, the “future” was like a train that was coming toward me in the night with a single light brightly shining and with its horn loudly blowing, warning me it was coming. But in those days the train seemed a mile away, so I had time to react, to adjust.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Clarence Page: Can new GOP 'ideas' lure minorities back in '14?

After six years of bending to the gales of tea party vituperation against President Barack Obama, the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls seem to be rising up like visitors to Oz — with a heart, courage and a brain.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Your View: Guest Column - New visitors center showcases our region

Aug. 7, 2014, marks the first day of High Point's new Regional Visitors Center at the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau located on N. Main Street. It will be quite an attraction for visitors to enjoy 12 interactive galleries but will be an equally enjoyable venue and a pride for locals.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 10:55 PM

Your View: ‘Feed’ Main Street instead of ‘dieting’ it

Instead of “dieting’ Main Street, why not “feed” it good stuff ...


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Our View: Lessons learned: Dignity, class and diligence

The nearly week-long roller-coaster ride for the Post 87 HiToms American Legion baseball team came to a screeching halt on Thursday when the Legion’s “National Appeals Board” denied the appeal of a ruling last weekend that disqualified Post 87 from tournament play. But along the ride, the HiToms players have learned some life lessons.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 08:47 PM

Al Campbell: Is two-party system killing itself?

When listening to the DR Show on public radio, there is so very much to hear and learn, one is persuaded to return every day, as I have done.  The joy of new discoveries might well become addictive or no less, habit forming.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Your View: U.S. courts are overturning democracy

I have a question: Is the United States a democracy? It is apparent to me that we are not.
The definition of a democracy in the dictionary is: Government by the people; especially: rule of the majority.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 12:45 AM

Kristine Kaiser: Gerrymandered districts stifle the people’s voice

People need to believe in the democratic system. They should believe that their vote counts. Citizens need to believe that they can sway the hearts and minds of elected officials; it needs to matter what people think. Public opinion must drive important laws.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

Your View: Get government out of ‘free lunch’ business

I am responding to Gary Parker's recent guest column "Democratic socialism makes the country run."


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

Your View: Community support helps cycling classic roll

Wow, and thank you to the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau for a very generous grant.