Political diversity not allows

Political diversity not allows

Senate Majority leader Phil Berger noted a truth recently that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12 to one within the UNC system faculty, suggesting con...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Time to raise juvenile age

Time to raise juvenile age

North Carolina is one of only two states left in the country that continues to treat 16- and 17-year -olds as adults in the criminal justice system &#...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Time to weed the tax garden

Time to weed the tax garden

Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the most recent major tax code overhaul into law. Since then, more and more loopholes, duplicative cr...

August 26th, 2016 |  


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Failing ACA must be repealed

Failing ACA must be repealed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 |