Don’t oversell college subsidies

Don’t oversell college subsidies

We are supposed to feel sorry for the poor, benighted people of Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.Yes, it’s true that the...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Does N.C. follow a wilder economic ride?

Does N.C. follow a wilder economic ride?

I love the North Carolina State Fair. My wife will tell you that around June 1 I start the countdown to the opening of the fair. Everything about the ...

January 31st, 2016 |  


Public prayer just as sincere when it’s silent

Do elected officials’ public prayers violate the separation of church and state?That’s the question the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is co...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Protect studentprivacy fromschool snoopers

A state legislator has joined free-speech advocates in an effort to protect students’ private online messages from prying eyes.Rep. Duane Hall, ...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Movie industry finds home in Clinton

My name is Mitchell Maxwell. I have worked on Broadway and in the movie business for most of my adult life. As some of you may know, I am producing th...

January 28th, 2016 |  


What explains job growth?

What explains job growth?

Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from candidates for federal, state, and loca...

January 27th, 2016 |  


School choicematters forN.C. families

When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices.In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they w...

January 26th, 2016 |  


Who actually pulled the trigger?

I truly appreciate the profound Raleigh News & Observer article, “King’s unfinished business,” but I question the assertion that...

January 25th, 2016 |  


The truth about background checks

After returning from an extended trip I was catching up on my dated Bladen Journals and just read the Jan. 12 “Our View” entitled “R...

January 25th, 2016 |  


School reform takes big strides

School reform takes big strides

Almost exactly 15 year ago, I wrote an education reform plan for the John Locke Foundation entitled “Reach for the STARS.” I argued that l...

January 25th, 2016 |