Stories written by Frank Hill
A former chief of staff for Senator Elizabeth Dole and Congressman Alex McMillan, and a longtime political consultant, Frank Hill has a professional resume that spans decades of accomplishment. Hill has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a BA in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hate To Say We Told You So…

Hate to say it, but we told you so. We grew up in the days of $300 billion annual budget deficits in the early 1980’s. That doesn’t sound like a lot in these days where $1 trillion deficits were yawned at by the Obama Administration for 4 years after the fiscal crisis was over. They […]

June 25, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Is America The Greatest Country Ever?

We were driving around town at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and started to notice how few American flags we saw on the front porches of homes in the various neighborhoods. So we immediately went to Ace Hardware to buy a new bracket for our flag and went home to put it up about […]

May 25, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Federal Reserve: In Unchartered Territory

We had the occasion recently to catch up with a recent college graduate friend of ours (we have trained hundreds now in The Institute for the Public Trust) who is now in the last year of his Ph.D program in statistical economics, whatever that is. He is a gifted advanced mathematics person with a great […]

May 8, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Does “Income Disparity” Exist?

Former Democrat US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York used to punctuate his speech with the following quote as he debated the finer points of welfare reform, entitlement reform and budget sanity: ‘You Are Entitled to Your Own Opinion. You Are Not Entitled to Your Own Set of Facts’ If the Democrat Party ever […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

President Obama Is Shredding The US Constitution! (And Other Conversations Heard on Capitol Hill)

Being in the chief of staff chair in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate in Washington, you hear a lot of things. Some things you don’t want to repeat in polite company. Some things were so confidential you couldn’t believe the virtual stranger told you such things. The first thing you […]

March 23, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Center for the Eradication of Poverty Through Free Enterprise at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Much ado has been made about the ‘attack on academic freedom’ with the recent closing of the Center on Poverty by the UNC Board of Governors (BOG). As far as we can tell, life goes on at every campus in the UNC System as it did before the announcement of the closing of the Poverty […]

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas | Read More »

Dean Smith and Wallace Wade: Teachers of Life, Not Just ‘Coaches’

How were Dean Smith and Wallace Wade most alike? ‘They saw themselves as ‘teachers’ first and foremost’. ‘What’s that you say? 2 of the most successful collegiate coaches in the history of college sports in America thought of themselves as ‘teachers’ first and ‘coaches’ second? Are you kidding me?’ It’s true. Of course, it helped […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Ever Wonder Why We Can’t Just Solve Some Of Our Biggest Problems?

Such as infrastructure, for example. The United States has close to 63,000 bridgesthat need to be repaired or replaced. Some estimates place the cost of such repairs and replacements at over $1 trillion. Some experts think it far exceeds that amount. That number may sound excessively large when viewed in isolation. In truth, it ‘only’ […]

February 3, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Duke Chapel, The Adhan and Tolerance in 2015

This is the Duke Chapel, Not the Duke Minaret!

From the moment it was announced that a weekly Muslim call to prayer was going to be sent out over an amplified sound system from the top of Duke Chapel at Duke University last week, you knew it was going to be controversial. After all, Duke University used to be Ground Zero for the training […]

January 19, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,House Specials | Read More »

Race, Ferguson, Assault Statistics and Perspective

One of the toughest things to do in America today is to have a ‘conversation’ about race. If you are white, you are almost immediately labeled as a ‘racist’ if you disagree with any of the statements by activists such as Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. If you are white, you are told that you […]

December 9, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

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