Conservatives have lost the big argument over healthcare

Conservatives have lost the big argument over healthcare

Nothing lays bare the ideological divide between conservatives and liberals like a healthcare debate. We are now in the third major debate in my lifet...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Broken records

Broken records

When Republicans were in the minority in North Carolina’s political power structure they frequently complained that Democrats were like a broken...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The United States, by statute, can have only one President at any given time. Donald Trump, by hook or crook, holds the high office at the moment; but...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Legislature Returns to Tax Reform

Legislature Returns to Tax Reform

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic pro...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Liberty, equality and democracy are under siege in North Carolina

Liberty, equality and democracy are under siege in North Carolina

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore recently spoke out against non-partisan redistricting, suggesting that if we are unhappy with our legislators w...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Census Bureau definitions make sense in describing local economies

Census Bureau definitions make sense in describing local economies

North Carolina has a lot of local governments. To be exact, there are 100 counties and 552 municipalities in the state. North Carolina is one of only ...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Learn to compromise

Learn to compromise

After four years of controlling every branch of state government, Republicans in North Carolina are having a hard time understanding compromise and bi...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Building on a foundation of success, Ashe County Public Library continues to be an agent of positive community change. In support of the library’...

March 27th, 2017 |  


School Reform Requires Strong Leaders

School Reform Requires Strong Leaders

RALEIGH — My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. Du...

March 27th, 2017 |  


ACA repeal legislation morphs into an all-out assault on people in need

ACA repeal legislation morphs into an all-out assault on people in need

In recent days, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives finally released and started “marking up” their long-promised and long-hi...

March 26th, 2017 updated: March 26th, 2017. |