Gerrymandering is only the latest attack on North Carolina’s courts

Gerrymandering is only the latest attack on North Carolina’s courts

The framers of the U.S. Constitution designed a system that helps insulate federal judges from political pressure. Federal judges are appointed and ca...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Taking Moral Mondays to the rest of the country

Taking Moral Mondays to the rest of the country

Is the Rev. William Barber, leader of North Carolina’s Moral Monday protests, going to take the movement to the rest of the country?Beginning in...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Stumbling blocks to healthcare reform

Stumbling blocks to healthcare reform

It is evident that Congress is unable to pass meaningful and significant healthcare reform. There are two major obstacles in the way. They are health ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


What Does Tax Fairness Mean?

What Does Tax Fairness Mean?

RALEIGH — Back when I used to commission regular surveys of North Carolina voters, one of my favorite questions had to do with tax fairness.The ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Why NC schools must get our kids moving

Why NC schools must get our kids moving

As a pediatrician, it is my job to advocate for the health of our children. It is also my job to promote and advocate for evidence-based programs and ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Lawmakers want increased competition in elections, except their own

Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was last week from Republican legislative leaders during ...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Charity and other on-the-cheap solutions won’t get the job done

Charity and other on-the-cheap solutions won’t get the job done

Many North Carolina conservatives have long pursued a cynical, ends-justify-the-means strategy when it comes to their ultimate goal of radically remak...

October 17th, 2017 |  


In defense of outsiders

In defense of outsiders

In a letter to the editor, Mark Massey announced his intent to run for county commissioner on a platform of “wanting what’s best for nativ...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

RALEIGH — Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way Nor...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Profiteering off North Carolina public schools

Profiteering off North Carolina public schools

As students walked into elementary classrooms on their first day of school, here’s what some found: many classrooms for art, music and special e...

October 13th, 2017 |