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RALEIGH — When all was said and done, North Carolina’s special congressional elections this year proved not to be particularly special. Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated … more
Do you remember the movie “Groundhog Day?” Every day the protagonist, Bill Murray, awakened to live the day, Feb. 2, over and over again. North Carolinians might be justified feeling like we’ve … more
“It’s ... bright.” This is about the closest thing to a compliment that the new shutters on my house and the new color of the front door have received. Colorblindness runs in my family. I … more
The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans. And particularly for black Americans. The nation’s unemployment rate of 3.7% puts it near the … more
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RALEIGH — I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line. Whatever else we might say about redistricting in North Carolina, however, it’s clearly the opposite of … more
After spending the better part of last week tracking Hurricane Dorian, it dawned on me I missed quite a bit of political insanity over the last few weeks. Although much of the world’s attention … more
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We will never forget. Never have four words been so monumental in the wake of a national disaster. Today we celebrate the heroic efforts of New York City’s first responders who successfully … more
Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” … more
The mythical lore of invincibility was assuredly established by a teenager. When we were young, we felt like life as we knew it would never end. Not merely our agility and energy, either. As … more
The principal of Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana, is a gentleman named Shawn Henderson. Henderson has been Riley’s principal for two years, and his affection for and dedication to the … more
High-speed broadband internet service is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity for students to research and do homework, for businesses to conduct commerce, for telemedicine in underserved areas and … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolinians think it is reasonable for voters to show identification before casting a ballot. A solid, although not overwhelming, majority voted last fall to place a voter-ID … more
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