Bill overhauls school structure

Bill overhauls school structure

Ask a relatively well-informed North Carolinian to identify who “runs” the state’s public schools, and you’re likely to hear a...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


UNC faculty needs schooling

UNC faculty needs schooling

RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation boa...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Left frowns on free speech

Left frowns on free speech

Citizens United, or Citizens United v. FEC, is a 2010 case in which the Supreme Court struck down limits to independent political expenditures on Firs...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Let’s foster business growth

Let’s foster business growth

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Helping vets a priority

Helping vets a priority

Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed dearly to pay freedom’s price and ensure our way of life. The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marine...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Berger again blocks HB2 fix

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


County swings both ways

County swings both ways

Gov. Roy Cooper will be visiting Robeson within the next couple of months. While it is always an honor to host the sitting governor, understand the re...

February 15th, 2017 |  


DeVos debacle instructive

DeVos debacle instructive

RALEIGH — The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current po...

February 15th, 2017 |  


ACA most helpful to poor

ACA most helpful to poor

North Carolina counties which voted for Donald Trump are exactly the counties that need Obamacare the most. Since Congress and the Trump administratio...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Economic uncertainty a drag

Economic uncertainty a drag

RALEIGH — Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators ...

February 13th, 2017 |