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April 18, 2019 - 37 minutes ago

I recently spoke at the University of North Carolina Clean Tech Summit and I was inspired by our state’s enormous potential to fully transition to a clean energy economy. I challenged the students and business leaders in attendance to embrace disruption and exemplify the leadership North…

Michael S. Regan

April 18, 2019 - 37 minutes ago

On April 11, the ongoing saga of journalist and transparency activist Julian Assange took a dangerous turn.

Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, revoked his asylum in that country's London embassy. British police immediately arrested him — supposedly pursuant to his "crime" of jumping bail…

Knapp

April 17, 2019

There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from…

April 16, 2019

The bribery scandal that has ensnared N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes couldn't be a more perfect example of how big money can corrupt state politics.

Hayes was indicted on charges that he'd worked with insurance company executive Greg Lindberg to bribe the state's insurance commissioner…

Colin Campbell

April 16, 2019

If you were to poll North Carolinians on an open-ended question about what they think the biggest threat to liberty is in the state, there would certainly be lots of different and diverse answers.

You might even see responses like "climate change" and "Yankees moving here." Democrats might say…

Ray Nothstine

April 15, 2019

The New York Times

Congress has landed on one of those rare ideas that commands support from both Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, it’s a bad one.

On Tuesday, the House approved legislation misleadingly titled the Taxpayer First Act that includes a provision prohibiting the Internal…

April 15, 2019

Keep your eye on Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., the only one in the crowded Democratic field to gain real traction since entering the race in January. She’s raised more money in the first quarter of this year than any other candidate except Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and in a California…

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April 15, 2019

If you live somewhere other than the western side of North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, you may not have thought that a long-planned light-rail line between Durham and Chapel Hill had much to do with you. So, when the $3 billion-plus project met its demise a few weeks ago, you may not…

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April 14, 2019

The New York Times

Congress has landed on one of those rare ideas that commands support from both Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, it’s a bad one.

On Tuesday, the House approved legislation misleadingly titled the Taxpayer First Act that includes a provision prohibiting the Internal…

April 14, 2019

The N.C. General Assembly continues to wage a war against the poor and vulnerable in our state, further fanning the flames of health care inequality.

The fuel of this inferno, however, is real people’s lives. It’s time for the General Assembly to put out the flames of poverty, sickness…

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