Your tax dollar, your choice?

Your tax dollar, your choice?

Do you have a choice about how your tax dollar is spent? No, is the answer to that question. Should you have the right? Of course. The people we send ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

A ruling from the N.C. Supreme Court last week means that victims of the state’s forced sterilization program who have been waiting for more tha...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Two weeks ago, a group of state Senate leaders unveiled a plan to raise principal pay in North Carolina and raise funds for school construction in rur...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

Low-skilled workers aren’t earning enough to provide for themselves and their families. The way we see it, there are two ways to remedy this.Fir...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


School reform requires leadership

School reform requires leadership

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Only markets can win the war on poverty

Only markets can win the war on poverty

“What about the poor?”An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


LETTER: Proposed budget cuts are par for the course for the GOP

LETTER: Proposed budget cuts are par for the course for the GOP

To the editor:Folks beyond a certain age may recall when proposed cuts to the federal budget during the early days of the Reagan administration led to...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Give me a system, not a superstar

Give me a system, not a superstar

If you want to succeed in any endeavor, you need to adopt a system that reliably produces successful outcomes.In “Goals Inspire Us, but Systems ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

Federal judges will begin deciding today whether elected officials can lead the public prayers that often open town, city and county government meetin...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Diane Rehm: Dealing with death

Diane Rehm: Dealing with death

Diane Rehm’s scheduled visit to Elon University on April 6 is reminding fans of her public radio program how much they miss her since her retire...

March 20th, 2017 |