Archive: Daily Journal

  • Patriots sought independence and freedom

    To observe that the Americans whose representatives gathered in Philadelphia in 1776 were inconsistent in their commitments to freedom and self-government is not to deny the significance of what transpired that summer.

  • Scholarship program is a worthwhile investment 

    Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found “large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina.”    Their working paper is actually the fourth published analysis of the…

  • Note to lawmakers: Don’t mess things up 

    Starting in 2011, North Carolina lawmakers have implemented transformational changes resulting in a strong and growing economy. More people are working, more opportunities are available, and a streamlined, more efficient state government is treating residents more fairly and equitably.    We’ve come a long way. Don’t mess it up.   Faced with a $2.6 billion shortfall in 2011, legislative leadership…

  • Carolina economy had strong spring

    If North Carolina continues to add jobs at a rate faster than the national and regional averages, the claim that Republican policies are bad for the state’s economy will sound unpersuasive to voters.

  • Insurance mandate was never wise

    Conservatives should hasten and formalize the transition of the insurance exchanges into high-risk pools, the policy Washington and the states should have pursued in the first place.

  • Feminist activism masquerading as education 

    The supposedly academic discipline of women’s studies is “an arm of the women’s movement,” according to philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers. And that movement is political — political activism is at least as fundamental to women’s studies as its academic components.  As it says in the National Women’s Studies Association’s…

  • Judging the judge’s response

    District Court Judge Pell Cooper of Rocky Mount thinks we got it wrong. We’ll let you, and others, decide. The judge, who’s the brother of Gov. Roy Cooper and has been on the bench since 1999, took issue with a recent Carolina Journal story by Don Carrington. It asserts…