NC Democrats don’t need a Jeremy Corbyn

NC Democrats don’t need a Jeremy Corbyn

What can North Carolina Democrats learn from British politics?There are comparisons to be made between their party and the British Labour Party.Labour...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Party divides are no surprise

Party divides are no surprise

Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their vie...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


GMOs: We are what we eat

GMOs: We are what we eat

I, of course, have a point to get to — and I will in a roundabout way. I need to say that our government has worked hand-in-hand with Monsanto, ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Heroes can be found in the jury box

Heroes can be found in the jury box

Not all heroes wear capes. Some dress comfortably, but not too casually, avoiding halter or tank tops, cut-off jeans, and offensive t-shirts. I am, of...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Vulgar display of power

Vulgar display of power

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elected officials in generations — and that is no...

May 18th, 2017 updated: May 18th, 2017. |  


Average pay isn’t the point

Average pay isn’t the point

The average pay received by public school teachers in North Carolina this year was $49,837, up four percent from the 2015-16 school year. That was the...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Don’t get drowned in data

Don’t get drowned in data

Relative to your mission, most things don’t matter.We can state that more precisely and formally in the following way:For any clearly defined go...

May 16th, 2017 |  


NC golf and Trump’s Russian connections

NC golf and Trump’s Russian connections

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of The New York Times’s lead editorial during the week th...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Don’t overreact to budget numbers

Don’t overreact to budget numbers

You may have read in the past few days that the North Carolina Senate has approved its version of a state budget to go into effect on July 1. Dependin...

May 15th, 2017 |  


North Korea: What life is this?

North Korea: What life is this?

“Living” in North Korea is a contradiction on the word. For the most part, the people are merely existing and that is no true life. In mos...

May 12th, 2017 |