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Discarding unelectable candidates, but keeping supporters' enthusiasm
The trick to winning elections, old political warhorses say, is to rally the enthusiasm of the young, the idealistic, and the angry crazies, without getting stuck with a presidential candidate who can ...



Connect NC Bond will make real difference
For most of us, the only way to enjoy some of life’s most valuable things is to make monthly payments. A house and a car, for example. Maybe a bachelor’s degree. Sure, we’d rath ...



N.C. cuts save taxpayers billions
RALEIGH — Here’s a statement that North Carolinians of all political stripes can agree is a fact: Gov. Pat McCrory and the legislature have enacted the largest tax cut in the history of No ...



Designer drug parade shows way to new war on drugs
This time its name is “flakka.” It’s the latest in a series of designer drugs that have landed here. It’s dangerous, sometimes deadly. Like all the other illegal drugs our soci ...



We could all win this bet
RALEIGH – By the time you read this, Super Bowl 50 will be over, and politicians in either Colorado or North Carolina will have gambling debts to pay. During the NFL playoffs, we’ve see ...



Lawmakers consider change for UNC admissions
Instead of admitting marginally qualified high school graduates to UNC system campuses where they will likely struggle, why not steer them to two years of community college first? That’s the ...



Where we're going with teacher pay
RALEIGH – Recently in this space I wrote about where North Carolina is in average teacher pay compared to the rest of the country. Now, where is North Carolina headed on that front? The sm ...



Iowa offers lessons for N.C.
RALEIGH — The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation’s top producers of hogs. Second, they are often overrun with politicians desp ...



Four thoughts from Christopher Chung
RALEIGH – For more than a year, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has been the main recruiter of new jobs to the state, taking over from the Commerce Department. I sat do ...



McCrory chooses to listen to a local government
It’s not very often that a governor issues a press release touting the benefits of a new economic development project his administration has negotiated and then two weeks later says the project ...



What explains job growth
RALEIGH — Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from candidates for federal, state, and local office, as well as from activist ...



Cultural competency not just for journalists
Last week, as the story of African American protests over the absence of black nominees for Academy Awards was developing, Sam Fulwood explained what he learned reporting the 1992 Los Angeles riots th ...



House and Senate monopolies
RALEIGH – In case you haven’t noticed, North Carolina’s primary elections are less than two months away, on March 15. With primary battles taking place in North Carolina for presi ...



School reform takes big strides
RALEIGH — Almost exactly 15 years ago, I wrote an education reform plan for the John Locke Foundation entitled “Reach for the STARS.” I argued that low levels of reading and math pro ...



Community college decision
Last week, state community college leaders wisely decided against getting into the four-year degree business. This week, Fayetteville Technical Community College instead did what community colleges ...



Relief can become a trap
RALEIGH — Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don’t ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. On the contrary, understanding the full range of causes of unemployme ...



Making progress on race relations?
Sometimes the numbers tell us one thing but our guts say something else. The scales tell us we’ve lost weight but our waistbands tell us no way. The economy’s better but for many it ...



School kids can't afford wasteful spending
RALEIGH – Few stories should bother us more than the ones where public officials spend tax money for questionable expenses when that money should be used instead to educate children or provide o ...



Honoring King means more than words
Celebrations and ceremonies will be held across the state this weekend to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is the official state holiday set aside to honor King’s li ...



N.C. sets a good example
RALEIGH — If you think government is too large and wields too much power, then you have plenty of reasons to be dismayed by recent national developments. But if you live in North Carolina, there ...



Troubling reality behind Powerball fever
The lottery has been in the news nonstop for the last couple of weeks as the Powerball jackpot rose to almost $1.5 billion. There have been interviews with people buying tickets and quotes from store ...



On government and sovereignty
How many Americans consider the federal government their enemy? The armed men occupying facilities and destroying property at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon do. So do the so-called “ ...




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