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John Hood

OPINION

Merit pay for teachers boosts student success

By John Hood
| August 2, 2021

RALEIGH — How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wok...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

Democrats’ familiar debate: Left or center?

By Gary Pearce
| August 2, 2021

The headline raised the dreaded “c-word” that deeply divides Democrats — centrist: “Jackson projects...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

The ugliest word, or the sweetest

By D.G. Martin
| August 2, 2021

Revenge. It may be the ugliest word in the English language. Or the sweetest when it describes a pol...

Joe Weaver

HUMOR

Navigating brain fog with humor and grace

By Joe Weaver
| August 1, 2021

Before I get into this week’s column, allow me to warn some of you that you might find it offensive....

Cheri Beasley

OPINION

Keep middle-class tax cut to boost NC families

By Cheri Beasley
| August 1, 2021

Earlier this month, families across North Carolina breathed a sigh of relief in July as the middle-c...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

Should wage and price controls return?

By Mike Walden
| July 31, 2021

Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a summer school class studying microeconomics. I had just switched...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

An altar call for the unvaccinated

By Tom Campbell
| July 29, 2021

Sometimes I hate it when I’m right. My April Fool’s column predicted that our return to life as we ...

John Hood

OPINION

To do good or do better?

By John Hood
| July 29, 2021

RALEIGH — There are at least as many different ways to explain the origins of political disagreement...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: Never go thirsty again

By Grace Ministries USA
| July 29, 2021

John 4:14 (ESV) “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The w...

OPINION

Virtue signaling causes ice cream headache

By Corey Friedman
| July 26, 2021

Filling your freezer with Ben & Jerry’s won’t improve prospects for Palestinian statehood, and denyi...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

What you'll hear in politics next year

By Gary Pearce
| July 26, 2021

It’s clear how the two political parties want to define the debate in next year’s elections, in Nort...

John Hood

OPINION

Fewer students major in humanities

By John Hood
| July 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Most students attend colleges or universities primarily to acquire the knowledge, skills a...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Lessons from famous and ordinary people

By D.G. Martin
| July 26, 2021

What North Carolinians would you most like to be subject to a new biography? People whose lives are ...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Don't expand draft registration — end it

By Thomas L. Knapp
| July 26, 2021

In a rare moment of moral clarity, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, points out that “America’s daughters...

Tara Baker

OPINION

Lack of enforcement enables sex buyers, human traffickers

By Tara Baker
| July 24, 2021

In the United States, various institutions and groups have made efforts to combat the problem of hum...

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