How is economics involved in health insurance

How is economics involved in health insurance

We are again involved in a debate about health insurance for those not covered by their employer, Medicare, Medicaid or other group. Many want to repl...

April 28th, 2017 |  


The truth about the Senate leaders’ tax plan from their own staff

The truth about the Senate leaders’ tax plan from their own staff

The wisdom of the plan by Senate leaders to cut taxes by $839 million was called into question this week by an important source, the nonpartisan legis...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Is history about to repeat itself? Burr’s opportunity

Is history about to repeat itself? Burr’s opportunity

In 1973, Senator Sam Ervin, a self-described “country lawyer” from Morganton, was chosen to head the Senate Select Committee investigating...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Letter to the Editor: Commissioners are right to fight asphalt plant

Letter to the Editor: Commissioners are right to fight asphalt plant

The lead articles in the Jefferson Post, “On the taxpayers’ dime” (April 14, 2913) and “The cost of doing business” (Apr...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


State Spending Doesn’t Boost Growth

State Spending Doesn’t Boost Growth

RALEIGH — There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking o...

April 27th, 2017 |  


The idea of “fake news” is really nothing new

The idea of “fake news” is really nothing new

Everyone seems to be talking about fake news these days. Enabled by social media, its originators deal in hoaxes and disinformation. The objectives va...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Craft brewers vs. Big Beer

Craft brewers vs. Big Beer

Back during World War II, the US Army held military exercises called maneuvers in Anson County. My grandfather had a peach farm in Lilesville and also...

April 25th, 2017 |  


House bill would bring NC abortion law in line with U.S. Supreme Court ruling

House bill would bring NC abortion law in line with U.S. Supreme Court ruling

With all that’s happened politically over the least several months, it’s easy to forget there was a major U.S. Supreme Court decision last...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Don’t Fear A Robot Invasion

Don’t Fear A Robot Invasion

RALEIGH — A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatmen...

April 24th, 2017 |  


The price of incompetence

Anticipating a lawsuit from Appalachian Materials after the county denied a permit to build an asphalt plant in Glendale Springs, the Jefferson Post r...

April 24th, 2017 |