• Freedom Leads to Growth

    While Washington (maybe) gets its act together, state and local governments will have to take the lead in helping to reverse the trend away from economic freedom.

  • State Made Good Investment

    In Northern European countries, governments tend to have extensive safety-net programs. But they also tend to maintain pro-growth tax and regulatory policies.

  • After-School Program Fails to Deliver

    RALEIGH — Disappointing academic results have led to closer scrutiny of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the nation’s largest federally funded after-school program. The Community Learning Centers were funded by Congress to boost academic achievement. A variety of academic and cultural enrichment activities have been part of the center’s approach.