2016 at the midpoint

2016 at the midpoint

The halfway mark of this event-filled year is a good time to reflect on the first six months in North Carolina. We would say the year’s theme to...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

One of the most frustrating things about this General Assembly session was once again what lawmakers did not do.They actively chose not to join the 31...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

The economy is one of the top issues in this year’s elections, all the way from state and local races to the major contest of the year – the presi...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Finding common ground

Finding common ground

On a recent Thursday, three African-American members of the N.C. General Assembly held a press conference to draw attention to recent shootings of bla...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Putting ideology over evidence won’t help struggling students

Putting ideology over evidence won’t help struggling students

Legislative leaders say they care about helping struggling schools in North Carolina and the students who attend them—but they don’t act m...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Is this as good as it gets for North Carolina?

Is this as good as it gets for North Carolina?

Over the next year North Carolinians will find out the results of an experiment that began July 1. On that date, a new state budget took effect that i...

July 18th, 2016 |  


The house of fear

The house of fear

Like many, I enjoyed the July 4th cookouts, relaxation with family, friends and fireworks, but it was also a time for remembrances and reflection.I ca...

July 17th, 2016 |  


What you need to know about the latest Supreme Court abortion ruling

What you need to know about the latest Supreme Court abortion ruling

Forty-three years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, American women can still access this procedure if tha...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Clinton needs Biden. So do we.

Clinton needs Biden. So do we.

For her sake, and for ours, I hope Hillary Clinton asks Joe Biden to run for a third vice presidential term this fall.There are several important reas...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Time for NC to get on board

Time for NC to get on board

If there were a contest to identify the most neglected group of workers in modern North Carolina, the folks commonly referred to as homecare workers w...

July 13th, 2016 updated: July 13th, 2016. |