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    Freedom fosters culture of giving

    When natural disasters or other emergencies hit our state, North Carolinians respond in droves — and I’m not just referring to the crucial and...

    Our economy needs new enterprises

    North Carolina’s economy is in reasonably good shape. Over the past five years of available data, our state’s employers have added 480,000 net new...

    Six statistics Carolinians should know

    Since 2010, when voters put Republicans in charge of most state governments across the United States, North Carolina became one of about a half-dozen...

    State Education Rank Isn’t Low

    If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping...

    Pay and Train Officers Better

    While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our...

    Christmas Gains Aren’t a Loss

    Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the...

    Carolina Leader Sides With Christmas

    Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story...

    States Always Compete for Leaders

    When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels —...

    Revenue Trend Doesn’t Merit Panic

    North Carolina has collected less state revenue so far than projected for the 2017-18 fiscal year, to the tune of about $134 million....

    Road Leads Back to Public TV

    I could always hear John McLaughlin long before I could see him. The larger-than-life former Jesuit priest, Nixon speechwriter, and host of the “McLaughlin...

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