Steps we should take if we’re really serious about helping those who’ve served our country American politicians have a strange relationship with those ...Read more 1
Veto defeats, tax cut proposal punctuate another lousy week for the Governor Last Wednesday, in a column entitled “McCrory’s defining moments,” Chris Fitzsimon ...Read more Comments Off on Stepping on toes or tripping over his own feet?
Well, that was quite an up and down week in the North Carolina public policy arena. One minute, caring and thinking people were ...Read more Comments Off on Grades for a roller-coaster week in Raleigh
Proponents misrepresent anti-abortion bill that targets poor women The North Carolina House abandoned its recent flirtation with moderation yesterday by moving a radical ...Read more Comments Off on A dishonest and destructive assault on freedom
Misplaced priorities on unemployment insurance symbolize the callousness of conservative policies If a person wanted to understand what’s wrong with North Carolina’s government ...Read more Comments Off on Turning a blind eye to human suffering
Conservatives advocate to keep community college unaffordable There are a lot of troubling policies that hold sway in the North Carolina education world ...Read more Comments Off on One of the right’s most perplexing positions
Crude labeling is not helping the debate There’s a bit of dark humor in the wacky world of online political discourse about how ...Read more Comments Off on Capitalism? Socialism? Fascism?
Budget conferees change their rhetoric on the role of government, but not the underlying policies that undermine it Those who attended or watched ...Read more Comments Off on Lawmakers try to have it both ways
95,000-plus—Number of public school teachers in North Carolina $45,938—Average North Carolina teacher compensation 2011-12 (“Facts and Figures 2012-13” – www.ncpublicschools.org) $55,418—U.S. ...Read more Comments Off on Monday education numbers
Governor misleads on tax outcomes in letter to the editor As noted at some length yesterday, Governor McCrory gave a remarkable pair of ...Read more Comments Off on There he goes again
It’s time to end the 2013 legislative session You know the folks running the North Carolina General Assembly have run out of steam ...Read more Comments Off on Summertime madness
Charting the Right’s voracious appetite for rolling back progress and settling old scores At the end of the 2011-12 North Carolina General Assembly, ...Read more Comments Off on Extreme ideology and petty grudges
Big money solidifies its iron grip on the state political system right before our eyes There’s an old adage that money is “the mother’s ...Read more Comments Off on Corruption in plain sight
How right-wing mythology has helped warp our market economy It’s one of the biggest and most destructive myths about capitalism and the “free ...Read more Comments Off on Perverting capitalism
State Senate tries to coerce public schools into performing better There’s an old bit of dark humor that often finds its way ...Read more Comments Off on Once again, it’s sticks over carrots
The absurd prosecution of John Edwards North Carolina is the scene of an embarrassing national spectacle these days. The trial of John Edwards ...Read more Comments Off on Irony and hypocrisy in the courtroom