Opinion (Page 577)

  • A Good Idea from Charlotte

    Yes, the Queen City occasionally has something to teach the rest of the state — this time the lesson is about using private contractors to deliver Medicaid services more efficiently.

  • What’s Said vs. What’s True

    Skepticism is a valuable commodity for media consumers, especially when following events such as the Israeli counterattacks in the West Bank. Palestinian militants say one thing to the international audience and another to fellow Arabs.

  • 8th District Race Narrows

    Former Republican Judge Ray Warren has dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes. He says it wasn't anti-gay bigotry or his party switch that hurt his effort. It was the fact that Warren is a Charlottean.

  • Racial hypersensitivity poisons the campus climate

    N.C. State has gone to great lengths to gauge its "racial climate." But how worthwhile is this activity, really? A voluntary demonstration ostensibly designed to list incidents of racial injustices at N.C. State produced only four, all of which were really examples of racial hypersensitivity, only two of which related…

  • Government — NC’s Growth Industry

    Because the number of state employees in North Carolina from 1996 to 2001 grew by 12.5 percent, and the state's private sector is downsizing, the public sector is taking more money away from the people who earned it in order to continue its seemingly unstoppable growth.

  • More on State Employees

    One of the best ways to free up dollars to pay our good public employees more and protect their pension and health plans would be to eliminate the lower-priority positions within state and local governments.

  • ’04 Gubernatorial Preview, Pt. 2

    Handicapping the various players in the 2004 governor's race in addition to incumbent, including Moore, Cooper, Perdue, Bowles, Blue, Vinroot, Daughtry, Ballentine, Burr, Hayes, and others.