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June 08, 2018

The low U.S. labor force participation rate has several causes, but a major one is the disincentive to work created by government programs. The Republican Party’s growth wing has spent years developing ideas to address these incentives against work and rising up the economic ladder, and the…

Congress Taxes-6

June 07, 2018

The Supreme Court temporized on Monday on a major question of LGBT civil rights - specifically, whether a state can require a wedding-cake baker to sell his products to same-sex couples as he does to heterosexual couples. Avoiding a sweeping decision, the justices nevertheless laid the foundations…

Supreme Court Wedding Cake Case

June 06, 2018

State Rep. Justin Burr seems to be contemplating a second career as a film critic, but his efforts thus far earn him two thumbs down.

Burr, R-Stanly, filed a Friday bill that would devote a six-figure sum to tracking the movies shown in traditional public school and charter school classrooms over…

Justin Burr

June 05, 2018

China’s economic and military rise is now generally seen as hostile to the interests of the United States. The problem is complicated, however, by China’s clever exploitation of rising nationalist and anti-globalist sentiment in the United States.

While the Trump administration has…

China New Silk Road Hurdles-3

June 04, 2018

This is the story of how North Carolina’s legislators took a bad bill that affected only one county and turned it into a fundamental and damaging policy change that will affect the whole state.

Lawmakers were considering House Bill 514, which would allow Matthews and other suburban Charlotte…


June 02, 2018

After news came from Kiev that a Russian journalist critical of Vladimir Putin had been shot dead, it did not take long for the Kremlin’s denial machinery to shift into high gear. Another case of Russophobia, cried government officials and their media acolytes, anticipating that Russia would…

APTOPIX Ukraine Journalist

June 01, 2018

North Carolina citizens should not be deceived. They need to be outraged. The leaders of the General Assembly are making a mockery of representative government. It is no understatement to say democracy is under attack in our state.

Complaints over the decision to bypass open deliberations in the…

LGBT Rights North Carolina-1

May 30, 2018

Here’s a frightening reality: Thousands of vulnerable kids may be headed to Texas, which is already overwhelmed with problems in its own child-welfare system.

The Trump administration is scouting three military bases in Texas as possible shelters for migrant children in its new get-tough plan…

Mexico Migrant's Caravan-2

May 29, 2018

How different history might have been if the Europeans had not jacked up their tariffs on American frozen chicken imports in 1962. That attempt to protect French, German and Dutch poultry farms triggered U.S. retaliation, in the form of a 25 percent tariff on light trucks, which applied worldwide…

China US Trade

May 28, 2018

One of these times it’s going to be North Carolina.

It might be a school in Charlotte or Raleigh. It might be one in Davie County, or Surry. Maybe Winston-Salem.

Some disgruntled nut or disturbed child with access to firearms will go to a school, wait until the resource officer is on the…

School Shooting-Texas-1
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