Robesonian- RSS OPINION Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:25:44 EST 1800 Bill’s not about guns, God, but property rights http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/153134603/Bills-not-about-guns-God-but-property-rights God and guns. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:16:12 EST Getting energized to create jobs http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/153120644/Getting-energized-to-create-jobs Carpe diem. Latin for “seize the day,” this phrase is used by many to encourage folks to make the most out of every opportunity. I'm a strong believer in taking full advantage of opportunities that arise. In Congress, I'm also... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:31:10 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/153113192/ House votes Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:11:14 EST A tax increase that I can support http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153068250/A-tax-increase-that-I-can-support RALEIGH – Never let it be said that I am against all tax increases. Please raise the tax on state and local government bonds – immediately. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:06:11 EST Work at Exit 22 a bridge too far for local motorists http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/153089660/Work-at-Exit-22-a-bridge-too-far-for-local-motorists We hope the wait will have been worth it. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:46:11 EST Reminder that redistricting is rigged http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153052912/Reminder-that-redistricting-is-rigged The last few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything, Congress, the... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:51:16 EST Raising the age for dropping out has ups and downs http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/153047883/Raising-the-age-for-dropping-out-has-ups-and-downs In a perfect world, all high school students would earn that diploma and then they would either find a job — which a high school diploma hardly guarantees — or continue their schooling to learn a job skill or grab a college diploma that... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:21:13 EST Left swings and misses on budget http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153018423/Left-swings-and-misses-on-budget RALEIGH — A funny thing has happened on the way to North Carolina's great budget crisis of 2015. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:46:10 EST NC Museum of History deserving of expansion http://robesonian.com/news/editorial/153028100/NC-Museum-of-History-deserving-of-expansion News and Observer Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:31:17 EST We need to simplify our tax code http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153003096/We-need-to-simplify-our-tax-code Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement. At 4 million words — which is 3,998,800 more than the King... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:01:12 EST Vounteers needed as county prepares take out the trash http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/153003012/Vounteers-needed-as-county-prepares-take-out-the-trash When Commissioner Raymond Cummings suggested during a retreat of the Board of Commissioners earlier this year that cleaning Robeson County of the litter that is scattered everywhere — but especially along our roadsides — be made a... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:36:12 EST For McCrory, the truth hurts http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153002636/For-McCrory-the-truth-hurts Gov. Pat McCrory wasn't happy that President Obama mentioned North Carolina's woeful education funding on his visit to Charlotte this week. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:01:13 EST Book ‘Em betters the community http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/152957896/Book-Em-betters-the-community Book 'Em North Carolina might be a one-day event occurring just once a year, but it is only the start of a year filled with the potential for raising literacy across our community. February's event raised... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:06:12 EST Rescue unit holding golf tourney to raise money http://robesonian.com/news/letters/152982362/Rescue-unit-holding-golf-tourney-to-raise-money To the Editor, Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:51:15 EST Freedom now a weighty issue http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152958913/Freedom-now-a-weighty-issue RALEIGH — Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:11:11 EST GOP-inspired tax cuts key to economic recovery http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152895402/GOP-inspired-tax-cuts-key-to-economic-recovery Shortly after Gov. Pat McCrory took office in 2013, state leaders worked together to overcome a major obstacle that was standing in the way of North Carolina's economic recovery: an obsolete state tax code that was written back in the... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:36:11 EST Henderson follows McNeill as party chair http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/152873652/Henderson-follows-McNeill-as-party-chair LUMBERTON — After two years of leading Robeson County Democrats, John McNeill handed over the reins on Saturday.But the gavel didn't travel far — at least geographically. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:51:14 EST New group wants Lumbee people to guide government http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinion/152887871/New-group-wants-Lumbee-people-to-guide-government To the Editor, Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:56:12 EST Say no to bad nuke deal with Iran http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152886603/Say-no-to-bad-nuke-deal-with-Iran At a time when barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like Iran wreak havoc throughout the Middle East and threaten global security, America owes it to our allies and our citizens to lead. Unfortunately, President Obama and his... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:31:11 EST Serious people making silly claim http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152886255/Serious-people-making-silly-claim RALEIGH — North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers — both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:56:11 EST