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Where does the time go? I sat in the office Monday with reporters Chelsea King and Daniela Gamboa, both in their 20s, and one of them made the comment that time seems to fly by. I couldn’t … more
Milton Friedman once observed that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” To be sure, spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific … more
The beginning of a new year is a good time for personal reflection and an opportunity to take inventory of one’s spirit. We can start by counting our blessings. These are the inspiring things … more
While I have been traveling up and down North Carolina’s roads in search of local eateries, UNC Law School professor Gene Nichol has been traveling the same roads looking for something else. I … more
Over the past eight years, conservative lawmakers have done much to constrain the excesses, expenses and abuses of governmental power in North Carolina. They have cut taxes, controlled spending, … more
Most of the time, we roll our eyes at people who seem to be keeping up with the Joneses. The neighbor landscapes his yard, so the next weekend, you’re out there sprucing up yours. Your co-worker … more
The average public-school district in the United States enrolls about 3,700 students, according to a recent Governing magazine analysis. In North Carolina, the average school district enrolls more … more
What really happened to Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in the New World? The same Virginia Dare whom I suggested recently belonged on The World Almanac’s list of famous … more
Want yet more one signal that American politics has changed markedly in the past decade? Look no further than the annual report card issued by the Cato Institute to grade the fiscal performance of … more
It is hard to believe a new year is upon us. The beginning of the year brings forth New Year’s resolutions, changes, excitement and a new start. For the police department, we are excited to publish … more
Is it just me or does it seem like it has rained nearly every day for the last month? Even on most of the days when it hasn’t rained, it seems like the skies have been gray and cloudy. My … more
As another year draws to a close, a year of Democratic resurgence in both national and local politics, I offer this challenge to incumbent and newly-elected lawmakers alike. Do you really want to be … more
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