School choice soars in NC

School choice soars in NC

There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made m...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Do facts guide your views?

Do facts guide your views?

I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given the ri...

August 24th, 2016 |  


NC could learn from Indiana

NC could learn from Indiana

State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican super majorities in th...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Freedom on the rise in NC

Freedom on the rise in NC

RALEIGH — The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are sti...

August 22nd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Failing ACA must be repealed

Failing ACA must be repealed

One of the country’s largest health insurers, Aetna, announced last week it will stop selling individual plans on Obamacare exchanges in 11 stat...

August 20th, 2016 |  


Hidden costs of ‘free’ college

Hidden costs of ‘free’ college

During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his “free college” promise went too far. She m...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Voting suppression continuing

Voting suppression continuing

An extraordinary thing happened three weeks weeks ago when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit threw out most of the massive voter suppressi...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Left misleads on comeback

Left misleads on comeback

RALEIGH — Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Trump wants NAFTA do-over

Trump wants NAFTA do-over

The effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Robeson County has been devastating.Liquor by the drink passed seven years after the passage ...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Teacher pay ideas get test

Teacher pay ideas get test

RALEIGH — Try something new? I’m all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or changing your ...

August 15th, 2016 updated: August 15th, 2016. |