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 |  


Time again to thank our vets

Time again to thank our vets

America is the greatest nation on Earth because of the freedoms and liberties afforded to all of our citizens. Yet all too often, we are guilty of tak...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Landfill competition is healthy

Landfill competition is healthy

North Carolina House Bill 56 got a lot of press earlier this fall when the General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto of the legislation. But...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Republicans go down in NC

Republicans go down in NC

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 9th, 2017 |  


NC needs civil, curious leaders

NC 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 8th, 2017 |  


Let’s give fair elections a shot

Let’s give fair elections a shot

The latest news from the federal courts about the unconstitutional racially gerrymandered General Assembly districts and the response to it from legis...

November 7th, 2017 |