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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


It’s time for NC to modernize the court system

It’s time for NC to modernize the court system

Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping at the mall? When...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Holocaust a stain on humanity

Holocaust a stain on humanity

If the Germans were going to kill all of the Jews, then why did they bother to tattoo them and why are there so many survivors? The fact of the matter...

March 17th, 2017 |  


From Ireland to Appalachia

From Ireland to Appalachia

Call them the other Irish — the invisible Irish, the Scots-Irish. They’re more associated with corn, coal, and moonshine than green beer. ...

March 16th, 2017 |  


TSA gettting more hands-on

TSA gettting more hands-on

Every time the government makes a mistake (a frequent occurrence) the people pay the price for its bureaucratic incompetence — both through tax ...

March 15th, 2017 |