Opinion (Page 621)

  • ’04 Gubernatorial Preview, Pt. 1

    Mike Easley signaled he's running for reelection. That he did so does not necessarily mean it's true, but it does mean that he has political problems and other potential candidates know it.

  • Why They Hate Us (and Israel)

    A cover essay in the current Weekly Standard magazine identifies an old and virulent hatred as the common denominator in the current animus being directed towards Americans and Jews.

  • First in Bloat

    Two studies out this week confirm that North Carolina leads most of the South in taxes and spending, with our state and local tax burden now significantly higher than the tax burden in so-called "Taxachusetts."…

  • Drunk on ABC Revenues

    One of the most powerful lobbies in North Carolina is the ABC system, which gets local officials across the state to protect their government monopoly. Now they are working furiously against the idea of simply studying privatization.

  • Furiously Spinning Leandro

    It's time to move on from Leandro, to debate real policy choices that might expand educational opportunity without worsening the state's already weakening economy with yet another tax increase.

  • Easley’s Ad Advantage

    A new account of the 2000 Easley-Vinroot race shows that the Democratic candidate enjoyed a $3.3 million advantage when it came to communicating with North Carolina voters through radio and television ads.

  • What Is College Worth?

    If a college education offers the kinds of financial returns that students are promised, why isn't it valuable enough to pay a reasonable price for?…