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...

Carolina Needs Civil, Curious Leaders

If you are involved in politics and public policy in North Carolina, I have some unwelcome news: lots of North Carolinians are dissatisfied with...

Reform Would Boost State Incomes

North Carolinians would experience large gains in after-tax income under the tax-reform bill released last week in Washington, according to an initial analysis by...

Community College Delivers Real Value

With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average tax rates. It’s...

Prison Reform Is Hopeful Sign

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences. It’s clear to me that...

Choice and Regulation Form Spectrum

Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools, and this share...

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2019 Rocky River Football Preview

We reached out, communicated, and met with head football coach Orlando Gray at Rocky River High School recently during practice. We received the following...

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The SCORE Foundation, a philanthropic branch of SCORE, is America's premier source of free confidential small business advice. In the Charlotte area during 2018,...

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Jennifer Manchester makes Top 10 Best Realtors

Jennifer Manchester, MRE, Broker in Charge of Suburban Properties of Charlotte located in Mint Hill, NC has been awarded the 2019 – 10 Best...