An anniversary to be mourned and used as a call to action


A ruinous national experiment enters its sixth year today Despite its countless attributes and accomplishments, the United States has experienced more than its share of disastrous laws, political eras and policy experiments since its founding 238 years ago. It took 89 years to officially eradicate slavery and we’re still combating its poisonous legacy. [Continue Reading…]

A Veterans Day no-brainer


Law protecting military personnel from predatory lenders is badly in need of update, expansion Politicians of all stripes love to profess their dedication to and affection for the military and for men and women in uniform. This is especially true on days like today when the combination of waving flags, martial music and solemn [Continue Reading…]

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, individual freedom and swiftly advancing technology tell a story of promise and progress. For millions and millions of people, life really is safer, freer, [Continue Reading…]

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 landscape? Well, here’s some that ought to keep you going for a while and maybe even renew your faith [Continue Reading…]