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January 19, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

Our little dog loves going to the farm, where we soon will reside, and where Max is looking forward to enjoying free-range country living. He’s in for a shock. The electric kind.

The package arrived this week, and the word “shock” is conspicuously absent from the manual. The more…


Trump's EPA nominee floods the swamp

January 19, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

“Drain the swamp!” was one of those memorable Donald Trump campaign promises that remains unfulfilled, much like “Mexico will pay for the wall!” and “Repeal and replace Obamacare!” with “something terrific.”

Unlike the latter two promises,…


Mad as hell, and not gonna test it anymore

January 19, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

As state superintendent of North Carolina’s public schools, I often hear from other leaders that standardized tests help hold students, teachers and schools accountable. Accountability is important for our schools but also for our leaders. The testing system that the education-industrial…


Money fuels transportation, regardless the mode of travel

January 19, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

Imagine traveling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under experimentation right now, as nearly 1,000 learned last week at the N.C. Transportation Summit.

Sponsored by…