Opinion (Page 620)

  • The Utah Beachhead

    State lawmakers will have a hard enough time redrawing their own districts and balancing the state's budget this year without having to draw a new congressional map to reapportion after losing the 13th, but that may be what has to happen.

  • A California Brown-Out

    North Carolina should follow California's lead — at least in one instance — and encourage politicians to move up, out, or down.

  • Easley to Mayors: Stick It

    After inviting the mayors of North Carolina's largest cities to come up with ways to balance the state budget without using local revenues, Mike Easley greeted their sound proposal yesterday with a loud and rude “no.”…

  • Tax Cuts Don’t Cost, They Save

    Last year some were saying that a new federal tax cut for business would “cost” North Carolina $479 million over three years. No, it would save us $479 million and create thousands of new jobs. Calling a tax cut a “cost” is perverse.

  • Health Care Battle Returns

    The great debate over health inflation didn't end with the demise of HillaryCare in 1993. It's back with a vengeance, as demonstrated by our state budget crisis and double-digit increases in private insurance costs.

  • Calling the Church Police

    Critics of the relationship between conservatives and some churches should be consistent by looking at connections between liberals and African-American churches.

  • Incoherence and Alcohol

    Political types often make contradictory arguments, but rarely in the same breath. On ABC stores, however, they simultaneously defend the government monopoly because it generates a lot of revenue and because it doesn't.