NC SPIN Posts by Rob Schofield

5 of the lowest lowlights of 2014

The Right’s most outrageous, you-can’t make-this-stuff-up moments of the past year  With the arrival of the New Year, it’s suddenly awards season once again. The Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   January 6, 2015

Turning a blind eye to human suffering

Misplaced priorities on unemployment insurance symbolize the callousness of conservative policies If a person wanted to understand what’s wrong with North Carolina’s government these days and how...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   December 4, 2014

Will Republicans govern?

Congressional GOP has a golden opportunity during the lame duck session to show it’s not just about obstruction As anyone who’s ever obtained real, decision-making authority can attest – be it...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   November 18, 2014

The agenda starting tomorrow

Regardless of what happens today, North Carolina’s greatest policy challenge is increasingly clear It’s one of the great conundrums of modern society: All around us, images of wealth, comfort...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   November 4, 2014

The rising solar wave

Despite the right wing’s cynical sabotage efforts, the momentum for solar energy keeps building Looking for some good news on what can seem at times these days to be a rather bleak public policy...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   October 21, 2014

Capitalism? Socialism? Fascism?

Crude labeling is not helping the debate There’s a bit of dark humor in the wacky world of online political discourse about how few back-and-forth comments it typically takes before someone accuses...    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   September 5, 2014