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February 21, 2018

Having spent the better part of two decades trying to tackle the challenges we face as a country, I sometimes feel a little defensive when I hear someone say Congress is incapable of solving big problems.

But that's a hard point to argue after watching the Senate squander its best opportunity to…


Automation strengthens economy, job creation

February 21, 2018

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs — and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our…


School choice advocacy succeeds

February 20, 2018

Just days ago, applications opened for two of North Carolina’s three private school scholarship programs. Parents of thousands of low-income and special needs children are now applying for the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program or new Education Savings Account. For school choice…


Berger inexplicably ignores health, safety concerns

February 20, 2018

We know hindsight is 20-20, but we must have been blind when the StarNews first broke the GenX story last June.

We now clearly see how naive we were to assume that the General Assembly would do right by the thousands of people whose water comes from the lower Cape Fear River. No matter how…