Archive: Carolina Journal Opinions

  • Cooper needs to own N.C.’s entire employment situation

    On Monday, May 18, the opinion team for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer called for Gov. Roy Cooper to take responsibility for North Carolina’s disastrous unemployment insurance system. “NC unemployment delays have been a disaster. Own it, Gov. Cooper,” read the headline for the editorial appearing in…

  • National unemployment rate reaches more than 19%

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released “The Employment Situation — April 2020” Friday stating the seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate was 14.7%. But on page three of the report, the agency explains that due to the unique nature of the coronavirus, “the overall unemployment rate would have been almost…

  • Coronavirus emergency shines light on common-sense reforms

    The coronavirus has nearly everyone re-evaluating what is a necessity and what is not. While households are making decisions on what travel is essential and which household items to stock up on, state and local governments are re-evaluating what regulations are truly necessary and which ones are just…

  • In education politics, mad mamas are on the move 

    The relatively new year, 2020, has ushered in some surprises. Hold for another, this one in education politics: Parent power is rising. This isn’t PTA power. This parent power aims to disrupt the status quo on a grand scale. Parents are mobilizing in new ways, demanding voice and…

  • Beltway consultants will cost GOP the House 

    As we head into final weeks of the midterm elections, there’s a plethora of chatter on the cable news channels about the possibility of either a blue or a red wave.  Much is at stake in November, including control of the House and the Senate, and the chances articles…

  • Time for a primetime Oval Office address on immigration

    President Trump seemed to be cruising along throughout the spring. You could say he was on roll. Chief of Staff John Kelly had brought order and much-needed discipline to the staff, which in the president’s first year often seemed chaotic and was plagued with unforced errors. That scenario now seems…