Complacency threatens charters

Complacency threatens charters

Since the election of Republican legislative majorities in 2010, charter schools have enjoyed a winning streak of pro-charter legislation and policy. ...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


In politics, size does matter

In politics, size does matter

RALEIGH — Most voters in North Carolina and the rest of America cast ballots reliably for either Democratic or Republican politicians — ev...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


America losing its greatness

America losing its greatness

What is happening to America? I must admit that I have been pretty discouraged about the state of our union ever since the November election, but this...

November 21st, 2017 |  


NC provides good tax guide

NC provides good tax guide

RALEIGH — North Carolina has already accomplished what Republicans in Washington want to pass — historic tax reform that caps or eliminate...

November 20th, 2017 updated: November 20th, 2017. |  


Time to put China on notice

Time to put China on notice

Should a company controlled by the Communist Chinese government be allowed to purchase a major U.S. military supplier?Obviously, the answer is “...

November 18th, 2017 |  


Cooper whiffs on partisan claim

Cooper whiffs on partisan claim

Gov. Roy Cooper wasted no time responding to his latest courtroom loss. “With the makeup of this three-judge panel, we fully expected this resul...

November 17th, 2017 |  


NC’s water under attack

NC’s water under attack

The Clean Water Act turned 45 last month and for the last four and half decades it has improved protections for our drinking water, fishing spots, and...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Road leads back to public TV

Road leads back to public TV

RALEIGH — I could always hear John McLaughlin long before I could see him.The larger-than-life former Jesuit priest, Nixon speechwriter, and hos...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Foot work rules municipalities

Foot work rules municipalities

Municipal elections are interesting political laboratories. Since they are non-partisan, party operatives may act as advisors but typically are not in...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Why we fight for freedom

Why we fight for freedom

RALEIGH — I’m a conservative without a conversion story. Plenty of others have such a tale — they read a certain book, had a certain...

November 13th, 2017 |