Governors matter to business leaders

Governors matter to business leaders

Democrats believe that their progressive policies would be best for North Carolina’s economy. Republicans believe their conservative ideas are t...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

Compulsory schools conflict with freedom

If we care about freedom, we should reject compulsory schooling. A relic of 19th-century industrial America, compulsory schooling statutes reduced the...

September 6th, 2017 |  


A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A monument to a treasured past came down in Chapel Hill last week.No, the Silent Sam statute of a Confederate soldier still stands.The lost monument c...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Rules limp off into the sunset

Rules limp off into the sunset

North Carolina is a national leader in conservative reform of state governance — a fact that, as you might expect, pleases conservatives and hor...

September 4th, 2017 |  


A nation in decline

A nation in decline

I have a true fear in my heart and mind that will not go away. It is a maddening feeling that sits in the recesses of my very being. It is a forebodin...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Chance to create fair maps rejected

Chance to create fair maps rejected

This month, North Carolina lawmakers had a golden opportunity to adopt fair, nonpartisan standards for drawing new legislative voting districts. Inste...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Unaffiliated voters hold the key

About 30 percent of North Carolina’s 6.8 million registered voters are Republicans. So how in the world do Republicans ever win election in the ...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Will feds declare war on WikiLeaks?

Will feds declare war on WikiLeaks?

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 that contains a chilling attack on the First Amendment. ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Confederate monuments and a whiskey speech

Confederate monuments and a whiskey speech

Is there some way to help President Trump recover from the damage caused by his comments relating to events in Charlottesville and the future of Confe...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Carolina traditions still have value

Carolina traditions still have value

How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or any other country in the world. It’s ...

August 28th, 2017 |