AG Cooper should practice what he preaches

by Angela Hight According to Raleigh media, Attorney General Roy Cooper is pressing Gov. Pat McCrory to roll back “special service charges” imposed on certain requests for public records. Maybe he should first pressure his own office to do so. Under the policy, such charges are...

Impending storm? Let us eat pork!

My goodness, what a difference a week makes! If the forecasters are right, we are once again nudging the thermometer up toward 70 degrees. Think back to what it was like a week ago — snow and ice! When they were predicting it all and telling us that the ice was likely to cause...

When the buildings start crumbling

by Scott Mooneyham Some years ago, then-House Speaker Jim Black pushed an idea akin to so-called mortgage bullet payments to pay for new state buildings. The state would have paid very little on the construction for 20 years, then had a note come due for the principal and most of...

A conservative views Moral Monday

by John Hood Any political movement that can turn out tens of thousands of protesters on a chilly morning in February must be deemed impressive. To this conservative, the 2014 edition of Historic Thousands on Jones Street — an annual march through downtown Raleigh initiated by...

Why is unemployment still so high?

By Mike Walden There’s good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. The good news: More jobs have been created in recent years. Since the job market began to turn around in early 2010, both monthly surveys of the labor market in the state show job and employment...