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November 22, 2017

In House Speaker Tim Moore’s recent rosy assessment of North Carolina public education, we can’t help but ponder if some key words could have been dropped in the editing.

He starts: “The North Carolina General Assembly is implementing meaningful public school reforms that are…


Treatment delays hurt mental health patients

November 22, 2017

Dealing with health insurers to get prescribed treatments and medications can be difficult for patients with physical ailments, but for those with mental health conditions, it can be especially painful. Insurance companies need to stop piling more administrative burdens on mental health patients…


Diversity obsession in higher education

November 22, 2017

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning.

Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask just…


Fed chair won't fear Trump

November 21, 2017

President Donald Trump hailed his appointment of Jerome Powell to be the next Federal Reserve chair, citing Powell's "considerable talent and experience." Given the realistic alternatives, Powell was one of Trump's better appointments.

If the economy goes south in the next three years, however,…