Tag:State of the State

  • State of the State rests on expanding government programs

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s second State of the State address included plenty of proposals liberals and Democrats cheered. But Republicans and conservatives, who dominate the General Assembly that would put these policies into effect, aren’t likely to embrace many of them. The governor’s speech…

  • No. 680: Easley Talks the Talk But Fails to Walk the Walk

    Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.” — Voltaire (1763) Pondering Voltaire’s aphorism, politically astute North Carolinians would consider Gov. Mike Easley the perfect embodiment of hypocrisy. What you see, or in Easley’s case, what you hear, is definitely not…