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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who is expected to run for governor in 2020, has created a stir with remarks in a speech that we find both surprising and troubling. If he hopes to be governor for all North … more
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the Republican-drawn state budget last week because it does not include Medicaid expansion. Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) says Medicaid expansion will not … more
Alumni of the University of North Carolina system are in a better position than most people to judge how good a job the system’s 16 schools are doing. That doesn’t mean others don’t have … more
Spurred by a public health scare, Congress is considering a big-government power grab to save young adults from themselves. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is reintroducing legislation to raise the … more
Progressives predicted a hard swing to the right after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. So far this term, that fear hasn’t … more
There will never be another generation quite like the Greatest Generation, but there are ways all of our current generations can be better. We can start by learning the lessons that were taught on … more
The notion of arming public school teachers has come around again, from some of the usual suspects in the General Assembly. This idea was floated last year but got nowhere, even when Republicans … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
Justice came four decades too late, but it finally arrived under overcast skies May 23 in rural Greene County. Charles Ray Finch, a Wilson native who was railroaded through the court system and … more
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