Playing political games with women’s lives

Playing political games with women’s lives

This past September 30th marked the 41st anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, an unjust rule passed by Congress in 1976 to impose an anti-abortion ideol...

November 18th, 2017 |  


What will North Carolina be like in 2050?

What will North Carolina be like in 2050?

Most people engage to some degree in trying to predict the future. It can be for fun, such as predicting who will win the World Series or the next ACC...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Biltmore: The rest of the story

Biltmore: The rest of the story

Tourism is a major revenue generator in North Carolina, creating more than 200,000 jobs and contributing almost $23 billion to our economy. Our number...

November 17th, 2017 |  


NC infant mortality rate refuses to budge

NC infant mortality rate refuses to budge

In 2016, an average of 331 babies were born each day in North Carolina. And on each of those days two of those babies died.That results in an overall ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

500 years ago this week, a young priest, disgusted with the leadership of his faith selling indulgences – tickets to heaven, if you will –...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Message from Virginia for Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

Message from Virginia for Democrats: Fight Trump, not each other

North Carolina is not Virginia.And 2017 is not 2018 or 2020.But North Carolina Democrats and Republicans still watched what happened in our neighborin...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Lady Justice won’t be pleased

Letter to the Editor: Lady Justice won’t be pleased

The appointment of Sheriff Buchanan to fill the unexpired term of retiring Sheriff Williams is controversial to some in the County. In my view, Buchan...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Carolina Needs Civil, Curious Leaders

Carolina Needs Civil, Curious Leaders

RALEIGH — If you are involved in politics and public policy in North Carolina, I have some unwelcome news: lots of North Carolinians are dissati...

November 13th, 2017 |  


Bad ideas for the UNC system

Bad ideas for the UNC system

What is the worst idea floating around about the UNC system these days?Jesse White, who headed up the Southern Growth Policies Board and also served a...

November 10th, 2017 |  


An ominous evening for Republicans in North Carolina

An ominous evening for Republicans in North Carolina

That loud sound you heard Tuesday night was Republicans in North Carolina gulping nervously as the election returns from across the state and across t...

November 10th, 2017 |