George Leef on liberty-focused books for summer reading; Jim Geraghty on importance of N.C.'s Senate race; state senators discuss red-light camera programs; Daniel Alexander on faith-based efforts to help job-seekers; Rick Henderson on irregularities found in Tarboro audit.Add This
Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Aug 21, 2014 03:24 PM
While Medicaid is a public health insurance program designed to help the most vulnerable populations, it generally fails to meet its good intentions. Thus, reforming the current system ranks a higher priority. Avik Roy, editor and principal author of Forbes’ Apothecary, just released Transcending Obamacare, a lengthy proposal on how states can realistically pivot towards decentralizedContinue Reading
Aug 21, 2014 02:42 PM
In fiscal year 2014-15 Natural and Economic Resources spending within the General Fund increased by 9.7 percent, or $36 million. That increase was mainly found in the Commerce Department’s budget, which had the largest increase within the Natural and Economic Resources budget category — 67.5 percent, or $34.6 million, over last year. This increase wasContinue Reading
Aug 21, 2014 02:21 PM
Policy changes are frequently included in the budget, and this year was no different. One of the more important items was a modification to the way the state budget is created. Historically the state’s budget development began with a continuation budget, which is a series of estimates of the amounts necessary to continue the sameContinue Reading
Aug 21, 2014
While other state departments scrambled for funding, the UNC system saw its overall budget rise.
Aug 14, 2014
The president's sinking poll numbers have emboldened vulnerable Democrats to declare their independence.
Aug 07, 2014
The tension between "positive" and "negative" rights will grow more prevalent.
Sep 06, 2012
The N&O buries the one moment of real drama at the Democratic National Convention.
Mar 21, 2012
The world's media found the neo-Nazi meme in stories about the school shooting in France just too enticing.
Jan 16, 2012
In a Sunday piece, <i>The Charlotte Observer</i> employs all the steps used by the mainstream media to mislead readers.