Category: Opinion

  • Why North Carolinians are upbeat

    North Carolina is now spending hundreds of millions of dollars more a year than it used to building, expanding, resurfacing, and maintaining our highways — and the results are evident.

  • Universities and the ‘coddling’ of the American mind 

    In 2015, Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Jonathan Haidt, professor of ethical leadership at New York University, wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled “The Coddling of the American Mind.” In that article, the authors argued that students increasingly react to words, books,…

  • Can more information help students avoid college debt? 

    The U.S. Department of Education is poised to replace Obama-era regulations on for-profit colleges and universities with more broad-based transparency measures. On Aug. 10, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revealed her plan to fully repeal the “gainful employment” regulations that required for-profit colleges to publish information on their graduates’ student…

  • After the storm: N.C. a model for the rest of the country 

    Recovery from Hurricane Florence will be long and hard. But as the waters recede, the strength of North Carolinians shines.   We’ve been here before. From 1851 to 2018, North Carolina has been hit by 65 hurricanes. Hurricane Hazel in the 1950s set a benchmark, and Hurricanes Fran, Floyd,…