Category: Opinion

  • If Cuomo does not resign, Cooper has a problem

    [Editor’s note: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10, 2021] After months of silence, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper finally spoke out about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one day after the release of a shocking report pertaining to sexual harassment. According to the New York State…

  • What is happening with our state budget 

    The General Assembly convened Jan. 13 and has met for well over 100 days. More than 1,700 bills have been filed; bills on election reform, appropriating federal COVID money, energy modernization, medical marijuana, sports betting, constitutional amendments, education reforms, health care advancements, regulatory reforms, unemployment benefits, confirmations, and appointments…

  • Dewey’s legacy decimates system

    The extent to which the public-school establishment venerates John Dewey, purveyor of some of the most noxious ideas of the past century, is the extent to which it is destined to fail at its appointed task.

  • How politics has replaced religion in America

    America has always been more religiously devout than other Western democracies. But now, like them, it has begun to secularize rapidly. And, as religion has declined, political ideology has intensified, society has fragmented, and cultural common ground has disintegrated. As a result, politics is increasingly divisive and existentially fraught. For…

  • Let the science decide on PFAS in water

    Saying “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances” is a mouthful—so let’s stick with the common abbreviation for this group of man-made chemicals: PFAS. And no, you don’t want a mouthful of them. If consumed in high concentrations, PFAS may be harmful to human health. But we don’t know how high a concentration…

  • Will 2022 midterms be 1994 like tidal wave?

    Conventional wisdom holds that the political party in the White House tends to lose seats in mid-term elections. Yet, 1994 turned into a proverbial bloodbath for Democrats. Tom Foley became the first U.S. House Speaker to lose his bid for re-election since the American Civil War. His defeat was part…