Tag:McCrory

  • McCrory deserves credit for disaster-relief bill

    Hyperbole is alive and well in Raleigh. The superlatives, at one point this week, were flying. Tuesday, lawmakers unanimously approved a $200.9 million disaster relief package for North Carolinians whose lives were uprooted this fall by Hurricane Matthew and western wildfires. The package, as we reported, includes $20…

  • N.C. Experts Leery of Trump’s Down-Ballot Effect

    Republicans across the country have voiced concerns that Donald Trump’s likely presidential nomination could harm down-ballot Republican candidates’ electoral fortunes. But some political analysts say time and Trump’s unpredictable pivots to soften his image may ease some of those concerns as the general election approaches. In contrast, Democrats believe the…

  • Journalism as Street Theater

    Don’t you hate it when you read a story in a newspaper or online, or watch a news report on TV, and the reporter seems to have completely missed the essential question? I know I do. It happens more than you think. Sometimes it’s a product of lack of time,…

  • Political, Business Leaders Praise Delay in Energy Regulations

    Gov. Pat McCrory and a host of business leaders were quick to praise the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday blocking President Obama’s signature climate change program from moving forward until a trial in federal court is concluded. McCrory lauded the 5-4 decision that could spell legal doom for the…