Quantcast


Opinion

A growing national movement comes to a key battleground state

A growing national movement comes to a key battleground state

In case you hadn’t noticed, something new and important is afoot in the country. It’s often messy and unscripted and …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Disappointing news about a budget that’s almost two months late

Disappointing news about a budget that’s almost two months late

The news this week that legislative leaders will miss another deadline in their efforts to pass a two-year state budget …

August 30th, 2015 |  

More jobless workers than job openings in most NC counties

More jobless workers than job openings in most NC counties

While North Carolina has certainly turned a corner in job creation after six years of an official economic recovery, it …

August 29th, 2015 |  

A plea for help

A plea for help

When you create or build something — say a child or a business — you typically try to nurture it …

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  

A Moderate’s view of the state of our state

A Moderate’s view of the state of our state

It has been four years since Republicans took control of our legislature. They now control all three branches of state …

August 26th, 2015 |  

The real reform that would help low-income students

The real reform that would help low-income students

One of the most often cited justifications for the radical education “reforms” in the General Assembly these days is that …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Dissecting budget quotes

Dissecting budget quotes

If I’ve heard it once from state legislators, I’ve heard it a thousand times: “The state budget is the most …

August 24th, 2015 |  

What’s behind the nation’s productivity slump?

What’s behind the nation’s productivity slump?

We all hear about trends in jobs, the unemployment rate, household income, consumer spending and economic growth. These important economic …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

The real reform that would help low-income students

The real reform that would help low-income students

One of the most often cited justifications for the radical education “reforms” in the General Assembly these days is that …

August 19th, 2015 |  

NC Senate’s Medicaid ‘reform’ plan is not the answer

NC Senate’s Medicaid ‘reform’ plan is not the answer

Legislators have set some laudable goals for reforming the state’s Medicaid system. Medicaid, as a reminder, is a health insurance …

August 19th, 2015 |  

Senate measure runs counter to North Carolinians’ values

Senate measure runs counter to North Carolinians’ values

North Carolinians value a quality education for every child, a vibrant main street, safe communities and a healthy environment for …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Letter to the editor

To the Editor: I would like to extend a big Thank You to everyone who spent time and effort to …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Senate leaders’ appalling definition of ‘more than fair’

Senate leaders’ appalling definition of ‘more than fair’

During last Monday night’s brief Senate debate over a proposed change by Senator Brent Jackson to a package of constitutional …

August 16th, 2015 |  

Serious proposal or budget tactic?

Serious proposal or budget tactic?

As the House and Senate work toward a final state budget compromise for this fiscal year, it’s sometimes difficult to …

August 14th, 2015 |  

House education proposal would dramatically hasten public school privatization

House education proposal would dramatically hasten public school privatization

As the 2015 session of the North Carolina General Assembly stumbles along through its eighth calendar month with no real …

August 13th, 2015 |  

Worrying about Trump

Worrying about Trump

What did Hillary Clinton tell Donald Trump when he invited her to his wedding? She said, “I will come to …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Don’t blame state employees

Don’t blame state employees

It is understandable how public employees may feel like punching bags. They are subject to jabs that there are too …

August 11th, 2015 updated: August 11th, 2015. |  

North Carolina’s curious response to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In one way, the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants …

August 10th, 2015 |  

Turnover taints the McCrory administration

Turnover taints the McCrory administration

When Transportation Secretary Tony Tata abruptly announced his resignation last week, he became the latest in a series of defections …

August 10th, 2015 |  

A bond proposal pushes the overdue budget out of the spotlight

A bond proposal pushes the overdue budget out of the spotlight

The big story this week in the General Assembly is not the remarkably quiet budget negotiations between the House and …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Economic segregation in schools has impact on education opportunity for children

Economic segregation in schools has impact on education opportunity for children

For poor, minority families and students, economic segregation serves as a formidable barrier to opportunity. An interactive map produced by …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Politics getting personal

Politics getting personal

When Republicans took control of the House, Senate and governor’s office at the start of 2013, observers speculated about how …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Featured Businesses

Poll

Info Minute


Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com