The truth about NC education spending

The truth about NC education spending

A recent post from Bob Luebke at the right-wing Pope-Civitas Institute incorrectly argues that spending on public schools has increased since Republic...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Public dissatisfaction is hardly new

Public dissatisfaction is hardly new

In this highly charged political year, it’s important to keep in mind that most North Carolinians, like most Americans, have been dissatisfied m...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Celebrate #WageWeek, support raising the minimum wage

Celebrate #WageWeek, support raising the minimum wage

Nine years ago Tuesday, the United States increased the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. Yet in the decade since, workers have lived through the worst r...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Duke Energy seeks to rig the system

Duke Energy seeks to rig the system

Gas-fired power plant may or may not be a good idea, but citizen groups ought not to be prohibited from challenging itIf the law prices simple access ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


North Carolina’s incredible shrinking state budget

North Carolina’s incredible shrinking state budget

Public investments—quality schools, affordable healthcare, housing, and safe, healthy neighborhoods— are the essential building blocks of ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Greatest show in politics

Greatest show in politics

The GOP convention is nothing if not entertaining. It’s got twists and turns, a changing plot line, and a master of ceremonies who is also the g...

July 25th, 2016 |  


2016 at the midpoint

2016 at the midpoint

The halfway mark of this event-filled year is a good time to reflect on the first six months in North Carolina. We would say the year’s theme to...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

One of the most frustrating things about this General Assembly session was once again what lawmakers did not do.They actively chose not to join the 31...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

The economy is one of the top issues in this year’s elections, all the way from state and local races to the major contest of the year – the presi...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Finding common ground

Finding common ground

On a recent Thursday, three African-American members of the N.C. General Assembly held a press conference to draw attention to recent shootings of bla...

July 19th, 2016 |