January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

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Have you thanked a school board member lately?

School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education.  They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children o More...

The majority does not always rule

RALEIGH Lawyers know never to ask a question for which they don’t know the answer. Likewise, legislative leaders should know never to make a deal for which they don’t have their caucus’s approval. More...

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North Carolina has a big math problem

RALEIGH If North Carolina were to secede from the union and become an independent country — no, conspiracy theorists, I’m not actually proposing this as a reasonable response to recent political events — how would our education system rank among the More...

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Galifianakis: Nick or Zach?

Did you ever feel so let down after an election?  Many North Carolina Democrats have been asking each other this question every day since they learned the results of the latest presidential election.  Some old timers remember other times w More...