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.

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 »

My Advice To You Incumbent Democratic Senators….Is To Start Drinking Heavily

Just took a look at some of the historic losses by incumbent Presidents in their off-presidential year elections. 1918 Wilson -7 D seats; 1922 Harding -7 R seats; 1926 Coolidge -7 R; 1930 Hoover -8 R; 1938 FDR -7 D; 1942 FDR -8 D; 1946 Truman -12 D; 1950 Truman -5 D; 1958 Ike -13 […]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Isn’t The ‘Best’ Jobs Policy A Job?

When is a ‘job’ a ‘good job’? Usually when you have one. As opposed to when you don’t have one. The word ‘job’ is sort of odd, isn’t it? It comes from an uncertain origin, probably around the 1550s in Olde England where a ‘jobbe of worke’ meant a ‘piece of work’ as contrasted with […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Legislative Supremacy and Suing the Executive in the White House

I am not a constitutional scholar. But I have been around enough of them to know what they are and what they might say from time to time. I am not a big fan of President Obama. I thought there was a slight glimmer of hope the more I watched re-runs of his truly great […]

August 8, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The ‘Debbie Downer’ ‘Slow Growth Economy’ of President Obama vs. Jimmy Carter’s ‘Malaise’

Ardent supporters of the President will point to the new stock market highs, the falling unemployment rate and a few other economic reports and say: ‘See? His policies worked! All we needed to do was more of the same and think about how great things would be today!’ If that is true, how come so many […]

July 17, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

What Does ‘As Far As Practicable’ Mean Anyway?

prac·ti·ca·ble  [prak-ti-kuh-buhl] adjective 1. capable of being done, effected, or put into practice, with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution. This one word in the North Carolina Constitution is always brought up when the issue of higher education is discussed and the method and means of how to pay for it are considered. Article IX, Section 9 of […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

‘Supply-Side Economics’ Version 1.0, 1924 Style

Former President George H.W. Bush 41 once called Ronald Reagan’s ‘supply-side economics’ ‘voo-doo economics’ when he was running against Mr. Reagan for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination. And then after 8 years as Vice President to President Reagan, President Bush actually took the necessary steps to implement the first critical spending cut part of those […]

May 23, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

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