HB2 has scarred NC

HB2 has scarred NC

A fine little line lurks just under one of the eyes that stares out at me from the bathroom mirror each morning. It marks where a plastic surgeon did ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Impact Fee Policy Needs Clarity

Impact Fee Policy Needs Clarity

RALEIGH — If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited th...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Several years of tax cuts have not fixed our economic problems - and more of the same won’t either.In a yearly ritual as reliable as weird weath...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Senators introduce needed child welfare reform

Senators introduce needed child welfare reform

The child welfare system is a last resort for children who are at risk of serious injury, trauma, or even death. As a society, we have a moral obligat...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Most of NC senate’s “middle class” tax cut would actually flow to the wealthy

Most of NC senate’s “middle class” tax cut would actually flow to the wealthy

Last week, the North Carolina Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 325 – sponsored by the chairs of the committee – that supposed...

April 14th, 2017 |  


An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that th...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Campuses Should Foster Free Speech

Campuses Should Foster Free Speech

DURHAM — During my recent week as a “practitioner in residence” at Duke University, speaking to a wide range of faculty and students...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Right problem, wrong solution

Right problem, wrong solution

Too many North Carolinians lack confidence in our courts, according to a recently concluded 15-month study initiated by Mark Martin, Chief Justice of ...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Confirmation fight before Senate not much of one

Confirmation fight before Senate not much of one

It was supposed to be the best show in Raleigh without a cover charge or two-drink minimum.For the first time in North Carolina’s history, lawma...

April 11th, 2017 |  


NC remains woefully behind on anti-discrimination protections

NC remains woefully behind on anti-discrimination protections

Now that HB2 has been partially repealed, enough for the NCAA and ACC anyway, a lot of folks in Raleigh are hoping the issue of discrimination in Nort...

April 10th, 2017 |