May 25, 2019

Ben Carson is living out a job fear that most people have — that someone might publicly hold them up as unqualified for the job they hold. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary is being ridiculed for hearing “Oreo,” the name of a cookie, when he was asked about the real…

Trump's tariffs yield truth deficit, hurt N.C.

May 25, 2019

Want to understand how the tariffs on China work? Don’t take President Donald Trump’s word for it.

Here’s what he’s had to say. We’ll follow with why he’s wrong, who really pays and who really suffers (hint, it’s not China or Trump).

First, from…

Subpoenas, opinions and court rulings dog Trump

May 25, 2019

President Trump lost a preliminary round Monday in his court battle with House Democrats when a federal judge ruled his accounting firm must obey a subpoena to provide his financial records to Congress.

Trump called the 41-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta "crazy" and said he planned…

Health care solutions won’t come from Washington

May 25, 2019


A group of health care stakeholders met in Raleigh last week for a first-ever “listen and learn” session focused on two questions: How much should we spend on health care and how should these dollars be advocated?

Dr. Bobby DuBois, chief science officer and executive vice…