Community colleges do deliver

Community colleges do deliver

RALEIGH — With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


All eyes turn to Pittenger, Harris

All eyes turn to Pittenger, Harris

Politics has always been interesting to me, and I have always tried to be well informed about the way our government works and how politics affects ne...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Teacher pay deserves fair debate

Teacher pay deserves fair debate

NEWTON — Should public schoolteachers be compensated as professionals? All four panelists at a recent “Hometown Debate” staged at th...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Bill ends tax-supported abortions

Bill ends tax-supported abortions

For decades, American taxpayers have unknowingly provided tax breaks that help lower the cost of building new abortion clinics.The 1976 Hyde Amendment...

October 28th, 2017 |  


America rejects traditional values

America rejects traditional values

The major American political parties are in crisis. The proportion of American voters who register as independents has reached 40 percent, rising abou...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Just another brick in the wall

Just another brick in the wall

When lawmakers are complaining that your building projects seem a bit expensive, it might not be the best time to tell them that you spend a little ex...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Prison reform is hopeful sign

Prison reform is hopeful sign

RALEIGH — I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences....

October 25th, 2017 |  


Do local boards fear success>

Do local boards fear success>

Education shouldn’t be a topic that makes a political analysis column. But here we are. Maybe the story just isn’t clear to some of us.Sou...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Cooper picks unwise political fights

Cooper picks unwise political fights

RALEIGH — During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists, and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat M...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Time to fix immigration system

Time to fix immigration system

America’s immigration system has never been so broken.Today, more than 11 million illegal immigrants live in the United States. Our porous borde...

October 21st, 2017 |