The 2014 elections: A look at what happened and what might have been


North Carolina’s new U.S. senator-in-waiting, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, had what appears to have been the closest scrape among winning Republican Senate candidates in last month’s election. Tillis defeated first-term Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan by 45,608 votes out of a total of 2,800,910 votes that were cast, according to the State Board [Continue Reading…]

The kids are alright


Myths and realities about America’s rising generations I’ll get to the point: our younger generation is lazy, ungrateful and spoiled. When I was growing up, our country valued ideals like hard work and community service. These days it seems like younger people don’t even care about contributing to the nation as a whole, let alone [Continue Reading…]

Asian Americans in North Carolina: The overlooked swing vote?


For the past decade, while the population of North Carolina has been rapidly growing and changing, the face of the immigrant population has mostly been of people of Hispanic descent. It is surprising, therefore, to learn that Asian Americans have actually been the fastest-growing racial minority group in the state. (Hispanics/Latinos grew faster in North [Continue Reading…]