Economic payoff of property rights

Economic payoff of property rights

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we star...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Remembering the dream-wrecking 1935 hurricane

Remembering the dream-wrecking 1935 hurricane

Why did the powerful Hurricane Irma get me thinking about the football stadium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?Think Kenan Memorial...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Health care reform is critical

Health care reform is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 25th, 2017 |  


America held to a higher degree

America held to a higher degree

Have you ever taken the time to look at America and the rest of the world? What I mean by those words is this: Have you ever compared us to them? Have...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


New health care bill, old plot

New health care bill, old plot

The latest effort in Washington to repeal and not actually replace the Affordable Care Act has a different name, the Cassidy-Graham plan, but it shoul...

September 21st, 2017 |  


When the State tries the State, it wins

When the State tries the State, it wins

On Friday, Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many of the peopl...

September 20th, 2017 updated: September 20th, 2017. |  


Rolling back the warfare state

Rolling back the warfare state

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American p...

September 19th, 2017 |  


4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of Go...

September 18th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 18th, 2017 |  


The pollution of US politics

The pollution of US politics

In all of my many years of life, I have never seen this country turned upside down as it is today. It’s all because of one thing: The profession...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 18th, 2017. |