HUDSON: It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road

HUDSON: It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road

Last week, our state and nation received a dangerous reminder about the importance of being prepared for severe weather. Hurricane Ian has devastated communities across the southeast, and Renee and I continue to pray for everyone impacted by the storm, as well as those affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and beyond. While North Carolina was spared the worst of this latest disaster, we cannot let our guard down. We all remember it was only a few years ago that we had two major storms hit North Carolina that caused flooding and damage across the state. Hurricane season lasts…
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HUDSON: My commitment to you

HUDSON: My commitment to you

Sunday is Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day, where we honor the mothers, fathers, siblings, and all other family members of the brave U.S. servicemembers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Military families, especially Gold Star Families, have sacrificed so much in defense of our nation. We will never forget these families’ and their fallen loved ones’ service and sacrifice. One way to honor them is to live a life worthy of their sacrifice. We must also make sure we each do our part to keep this nation free, safe, and strong. Unfortunately, America’s freedom, safety, and…
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HUDSON: A commitment to America

HUDSON: A commitment to America

“For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people.” This quote from former President George H.W. Bush reminds us that the sole purpose of political leadership is to serve the people and develop solutions to the problems most important to you. Unfortunately, many of those who have been entrusted with leading this nation have forgotten this responsibility and have instead used their positions to pursue their own agenda. President Joe Biden and…
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KRUEGER: The Cobra Effect

KRUEGER: The Cobra Effect

It seems like Democrat leaders are lacking common sense and an understanding of history.   What President Joe Biden, his Democrat minions, and his media lapdogs have instead is a massive spending agenda masked in Orwellian newspeak.  They blithely and disingenuously refer to their $737 billion prodigal plan as an Inflation Reduction Act, their $ 2.2 trillion spending spree as Build Back Better, and their $350 billion spendthrift scheme as the American Recovery Act.  According to economic experts at the Penn Wharton Business School, the Inflation Reduction Act will have little to no effect on inflation.  The Congressional Budget Office…
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HUDSON: The problem with socialism

HUDSON: The problem with socialism

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” This famous line by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reminds us that while government handouts may sound good, someone still has to foot the bill. Despite inflation remaining at a 40-year high, last week, President Biden announced his plan to unilaterally “cancel” hundreds of billions of dollars in federal student loan debt. This gimmick is little more than an attempt by Biden to boost his abysmal and well-deserved approval rating and will likely worsen our nation’s dire economic condition. What’s more, this debt will not…
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BARONE: The Espionage Act of 1917 once again rears its ugly head

BARONE: The Espionage Act of 1917 once again rears its ugly head

When federal agents removed top-secret documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last week, they carried with them a search warrant citing possible violations of the Espionage Act.  Ah, the Espionage Act! How that must have sounded comfortingly confirmatory to those leftists who still believe, despite the total lack of evidence, that Trump was elected and governed in collusion with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. These reports surely have some folks gleefully contemplating the prospect of the 45th president being consigned to the ten years in the slammer that is the maximum penalty for violations of the Espionage Act. But as…
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HUDSON: We will never forget

HUDSON: We will never forget

It’s been one year. But we will never forget. On August 15th, 2021, Kabul, Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban. This event marked the end of our nation’s 20-year involvement in the country. It also marked a blatant moral and national security failure that has had lasting consequences for our country, allies, and the people of Afghanistan. Kabul’s fall one year ago was tragic, it was predictable, and it could have been prevented. President Joe Biden ignored the advice of his military commanders. His rushed and disorganized effort to pull the United States out of the region cost American and Afghan…
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HUDSON: You deserve answers

HUDSON: You deserve answers

“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.” This quote by former President Ronald Reagan reminds us of the dangers of abuse of power, as well as the threat one-party rule can be to the rights and liberties of the American people. Last week, unfortunately, we saw this danger become a reality. Last Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a “raid” on President Donald Trump’s home in Florida, allegedly on the grounds that they were looking for “presidential records or any possibly classified material.” However, the nature of this raid remains dubious at best and, in many…
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HUDSON: Building a better future

HUDSON: Building a better future

“The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.” This quote by the theologian George MacDonald reminds us that building a better future for ourselves and our children begins by laying a sturdy foundation for growth, security, and individual freedom in the present. Unfortunately, Democrats in Washington have largely failed to bolster this foundation or, in some cases, have caused it to erode. Today, due to misguided policy decisions by the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats, our nation finds itself in a grim state. And sadly, this condition has come to touch…
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HUDSON: Taking on inflation and Pelosi’s assault weapons ban

HUDSON: Taking on inflation and Pelosi’s assault weapons ban

“It’s the economy, stupid!” Politicians in Washington would be wise to heed these famous words from former Bill Clinton advisor James Carville when it comes to addressing the issue most important to American families. Yet, today’s Washington Democrats have time and time again failed to listen and are only making matters worse. On Thursday, we learned our economy shrunk for the second quarter in a row. Unfortunately, this signifies that the economy has entered a recession. However, President Joe Biden and other Democrats in Washington have refused to accept this fact or take responsibility, trying instead to redefine the meaning…
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