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. |  


A tale of two speeches

A tale of two speeches

In his state of the state address, Governor Roy Cooper laid out a hopeful vision for the state, mixing Democratic policy proposals for the base while ...

March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


From Obamacare to Republicare

From Obamacare to Republicare

If we can allow ourselves to tune out the many distractions coming out of Washington (and Raleigh), we might be able to tune into the number one domes...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Courts Must Rise to the Challenge

Courts Must Rise to the Challenge

RALEIGH — Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping a...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Why the minimum wage ought to top the list of ‘women’s issues’

Why the minimum wage ought to top the list of ‘women’s issues’

What do women want? Too many commentators assume that when it comes to politics, women only care about matters of sex and gender, discrimination and r...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Who knew?

Who knew?

While most of the press, the progressive establishment and even some traditional conservatives have watched Trump in horror, his base has watched him ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Unaccountable school vouchers at a crossroads

Unaccountable school vouchers at a crossroads

Unless things change soon, North Carolina taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $145 million a year for a voucher scheme that funds private, most...

March 21st, 2017 |