Senate tax measure would take away the voices of North Carolinians, hurt communities

Senate tax measure would take away the voices of North Carolinians, hurt communities

How much people should pay in taxes is a question that often stirs heated debate. That’s a good thing. The essence of democracy is for two sides...

June 24th, 2016 |  


School reform is good economics

School reform is good economics

Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom line: i...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Hunting and fishing don’t belong in the Constitution

Hunting and fishing don’t belong in the Constitution

“We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Legislative math problem: 1 + 1 = ?

Legislative math problem: 1 + 1 = ?

The checkout line was stalled and grew long. “What’s taking so long,” one impatient customer groused? Word passed down the line that...

June 21st, 2016 |  


The increasingly intense effort to dismantle public education

The increasingly intense effort to dismantle public education

Long after this session of the General Assembly has adjourned it will be remembered for more than just the specter of discrimination that hung over th...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Do Senate leaders believe their own claims on teacher pay?

Senate leaders made a big splash touting their two-year plan to raise teacher salaries. They held a packed press conference and launched www.NCTeacher...

June 18th, 2016 |  


‘Women’s privacy,’ huh? Most HB2 defenders sang a very different tune in 2015

On March 23 of this year, House Bill 2, the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act”, was introduced in the North Carolina General A...

June 17th, 2016 |  


The obvious way to begin to repair the damage to North Carolina from HB2

The obvious way to begin to repair the damage to North Carolina from HB2

It has now been two and a half months since Gov. Pat McCrory signed HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT law passed by the General Assembly that has cost North...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Voting for the devil?

Voting for the devil?

“You would vote for the devil if he were a Democrat, wouldn’t you?”Thus begins an old story that makes fun of an old-time party-loya...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Allowing discrimination is bad economics

Allowing discrimination is bad economics

We all suffer when biases are given unchecked rein over who gets hired, promoted, fired, and served — even if we don’t know it at the time...

June 14th, 2016 |