Opinion (Page 590)

  • Let’s Just Start Over

    Now that the N.C. Supreme Court has halted the legislative primaries, the Democratic majority in the General Assembly should try to produce a fair and competitive set of districts – and the state should delay all primaries until the summer.

  • Simon Says: No More Gray

    An inexperienced Republican conservative upstart has upset the liberal establishment big-city mayor in the California GOP Primary for governor. Was it this week ... or 1966 when the upstart was named Ronald Reagan?…

  • Throw Taxpayers from the Train

    While the state faces a budget crunch and Congress considers cutting off subsidies, Amtrak boosters in NC are pushing for two new inter-city rail routes to Asheville and Wilmington. What's next, stagecoach rides?…

  • Time for a Margin Call

    North Carolina’s top income tax rate is now 6th highest in the nation. Such a high marginal tax rate on income-generating activity is the wrong message to send as the state seeks to recover from economic recession.

  • Racial intimidation at N.C. State

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, North Carolina State University Prof. Phillip Muñoz's political science class on "Law and Justice" was interrupted by a group of black students. The group passed out slips of paper to students as they entered the classroom, then lined up along the side wall of the classroom.

  • Edwards’ Mysterious Billion

    North Carolina's junior senior got a lot of press attention earlier this week by announcing that a bill he supported would provide $1 billion to NC schools. But the bill didn't do that, and he actually opposed another measure that did hike federal funding for NC schools big time.

  • Research Devil’s Triangle

    Boosters of government research subsidies accept uncritically the idea that more taxpayer spending means higher economic returns. Unfortunately, this simplistic model is being used to defend UNC and special-interest pork from budget cuts.

  • Exposing Enviro-Extremism

    Articles in the current issue of two similarly sounding magazines, The American Spectator and The American Enterprise, illustrate the dangers of relying on radical environmentalists to shape policies based on science rather than myth.