Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Can we teach civics without partisan politics?

North Carolina high schools are graduating young people who arguably can read and do math, but don’t have basic understandings of our state and country’s systems for government or their role as citizens in them.  Read More

4:31 p.m. yesterday

Tradwives and leisure

There is a trend among young women who hope to snag sugar daddies and live a life of ease, as older, more established and wealthier husbands provide a level of security for them they have not had to provide for themselves.     Read More

by Lib Campbell   |   4:25 p.m. yesterday

Job needs propel college reforms

The Community College Research Center ranks North Carolina 10th in the nation in the share of its transfer students who complete their bachelor’s degrees within six years.    Read More

by John Hood   |   4:14 p.m. yesterday

Thank you, David Brooks

I adamantly beg my children not to get me one of those Jitterbug phones with giant buttons that offer options for calling them or 911. I am not there… yet.     Read More

by Lib Campbell   |   April 11, 2024

State revenues are down this year

Unless there is a large and positive “April surprise” in General Fund collections North Carolina lawmakers need to get ready to tell lots of people “no.” Our budget must balance.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 11, 2024

Distract and divide

The oldest trick in the right-wing playbook: use DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) to stir up hate and prejudice that will divide us.    Read More

by Gary Pearce   |   April 11, 2024

A hard fight to win

In an Alabama state House election the Democrat hammered the Republican on abortion. The Republican dodged. He lost a seat the GOP held for two decades by 25 points.    Read More

by Carter Wrenn   |   April 11, 2024