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January 07, 2019

Want yet more one signal that American politics has changed markedly in the past decade? Look no further than the annual report card issued by the Cato Institute to grade the fiscal performance of the nation’s state governors.

Even just 10 years ago, there were quite a few Democratic…

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January 07, 2019

I make about 80 presentations across the state each year on a variety of economic topics. Recently I spoke to a group in Raleigh I had never encountered.

They were investors and economic development experts from across both the state and nation. They had gathered to hear about a new concept…

Mike Walden

January 06, 2019

In his second year in office, President Trump did many positive things, and recently I offered my list of the 10 best things Trump did in 2018. But he also did a lot of bad things that ranged from cringeworthy to catastrophic. Here are the 10 worst:

10. His comment about "sh--hole" countries blew…

Marc Theissen

January 06, 2019

If the newly sworn-in Congress is looking for a bipartisan cause, America’s foes are offering that cause. Instead of obsessing about funding for a wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for, our elected leaders would do well to pay attention to the missile gap that shockingly opened up between…


January 05, 2019

The News & Observer

In North Carolina, 2018 may be remembered as the year the death penalty died.

The Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation (CDPL) reports that last year marks the first time in the state’s modern history that North Carolina juries have not imposed a new death…

January 05, 2019

As the new year turns and Democrats focus on candidates to oppose President Trump in 2020, there's one number they should keep in mind: 47.

Here's why. Since the end of World War II, Democrats have elected only four presidents who did not hold the office already: John F. Kennedy in 1960, Jimmy…

Steve and Cokie Roberts

January 05, 2019

No self-respecting columnist passes up the obligatory prediction column the first week of the year. So here goes mine.

The first test will set the tone for 2019. It’s the lingering 9th Congressional District election. This story reminds me of the old black and white westerns, where the…

Tom Campbell

January 04, 2019

As dysfunctional as Congress has become, it does manage to enact some useful bills. One of them, the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, was championed by outgoing Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington). It promotes data-sharing and policy evaluation throughout…

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January 04, 2019


The beginning of a new year is an artificial construct — there’s nothing significant about Jan. 1 from a geographical or astronomical point of view, nothing in the physical world to distinguish the day from any other winter day.

But we humans imbue New Year’s…

January 04, 2019

It has begun.

The field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is starting to form, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announcing Monday that she has launched a campaign "exploratory committee" — the same step that former housing and urban development secretary Julian…

Eugene Robinson
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