Bamfoozled: When the Right is wrong

As we went to print Wednesday morning, the state House Rules Committee was debating a little ballyhooed bill, S287. This bill, which shamefully already passed the senate, would stop requiring towns and other municipal entities to run legal notices in newspapers. It allows them...

Tax reform part of broader plan

by John Hood A few weeks ago, I was interviewing one of North Carolina’s senior Democratic statesmen for my upcoming biography of former Gov. Jim Martin. Not surprisingly, the interview occasionally veered from the events of 20 years ago to the events of 2013. “John,” said the...
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Let the hummingbird wars begin

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy This has been an unusual summer so far. As we all know, the weather has been both wetter and cooler than normal. The news has been full of heat waves, floods, wildfires and winds, but not quite the typical summer weather we have learned to expect....

Conservatism offers moral alternative

by Lee Brett With an adoring liberal media bounding along happily at his heels, the Rev. William Barber has managed to portray North Carolina politics as a moral crusade. Perhaps you used to believe that conservatives simply held a different worldview and a different philosophy...