The election will be over, not HB2

The election will be over, not HB2

What do you hate more?The presidential election campaign?Or the furor over HB2?The good news is that one will be over in a few weeks. The bad news is ...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Our view: Time to release Shatley shooting footage

Our view: Time to release Shatley shooting footage

Nearly 15 months have passed since Dallas Shatley was shot and killed in an altercation with the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office last summer, and t...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Civitas Insitute Poll: McCrory Leads Cooper by Two Points, Trump & Clinton in a Dead Heat

RALEIGH-The latest Civitas poll of North Carolina likely voters finds the two major presidential candidates in a dead heat, while Governor Pat McCrory...

September 26th, 2016 |  


McCrory’s shocking and underreported positions on LGBT rights

McCrory’s shocking and underreported positions on LGBT rights

Gov. Pat McCrory thinks transgender people are sick and mentally ill and that they need treatment, not protections from discrimination.And he is sure ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Early voting compromises

Early voting compromises

The folks in North Carolina who want to make it harder rather than easier for people to vote – a category that features top officials of the sta...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


It’s still the economy

It’s still the economy

This strange election cycle has focused too much on personalities and too little on issues, but sooner or later we have to believe the campaigns will ...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Tired of the guilt by association game

Tired of the guilt by association game

One of the annoying things about politics these days – and there are many – is how candidates constantly try to connect their opponents to...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Bee kills in North Carolina

Bee kills in North Carolina

The bees are bummed.First, a new study shows that their habitats are threatened by the biofuels industry, which demands more land for corn and soybean...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Have we won the war on poverty?

Have we won the war on poverty?

It’s amazing how time can change perceptions. Frequently we see this with past presidents. Helped by a popular Broadway play and multi-volume bi...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Politicians from both sides of the political spectrum understand that teachers are the most important classroom factor when it comes to improving stud...

September 17th, 2016 |