The fiscal fallout from flawed executive orders on immigration

The fiscal fallout from flawed executive orders on immigration

Public outcry and legal challenges to President Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration were immediate. The costs to our country and economy wil...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Recent legislation paves the way for huge drops in withdrawal rates for NC virtual charter schools

Recent legislation paves the way for huge drops in withdrawal rates for NC virtual charter schools

Top administrators for the state’s two virtual charter schools boasted 2016-17 student withdrawal rates that are a fraction of what they were in...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Time to take responsibility

Time to take responsibility

When my younger brother was about three years old, he stuck his head between the railings on a stairway and got it stuck. My parents were out and our ...

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


DeVos Attackers Surrender High Ground

DeVos Attackers Surrender High Ground

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

February 20th, 2017 |  


New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers, and Job Creators

New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers, and Job Creators

What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Safer? A veteran perspective on Trump’s border wall

Safer? A veteran perspective on Trump’s border wall

Six days into his presidency, President Trump ordered construction of the border wall that he so often referenced during his campaign. His stated purp...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Isn’t it ironic? The Medicaid blockade prevents health aides from getting health coverage

Isn’t it ironic? The Medicaid blockade prevents health aides from getting health coverage

Obtaining health coverage can be enormously difficult for childless North Carolinians of modest income. In North Carolina, they are not eligible for M...

February 17th, 2017 |  


A permanent majority? Don’t count on it.

A permanent majority? Don’t count on it.

Back in 2004, after George W. Bush won his second term, Karl Rove declared that Republicans were on the brink of permanent majority. Two years later, ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

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

February 15th, 2017 |  


Do Americans want to buy ‘smart’ guns?

Do Americans want to buy ‘smart’ guns?

Recently legislators and special interest groups have pushed for greater availability of “smart” guns as a safety and crime-reduction tool...

February 14th, 2017 |