The Big Mo: Raleigh area’s success story

by Jim Tynen A new survey suggesting the future looks bright for the greater Raleigh area has important lessons for the whole state. Newgeography.org recently published a study of which metro areas have the most economic momentum as 2014 gets under way. The Praxis Strategy Group...
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Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...

Common Core undermines federalism

by Jim Tynen WAKE FOREST — Our recent Common Core Forum highlighted the national standards’ basic flaw: They undermine the federalism that is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. The new Common Core Standards set nationwide guidelines for secondary education. Though supposedly...

Protests are ‘Mayberry Mondays’

by Jim Tynen As I watched a recent Moral Monday display, there came to mind another blast from the past: Mayberry. A recent news story talked about Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town, and the model for Mayberry of TV fame. The town embraced that connection and used it to drum up...