Ned Barnett

Of God and mammon in NC

Republicans backed off a religious freedom law after businesses protested. Perhaps the message is sinking in that strident policies hurt the state’s economy.


When A is for affluent, NC school grades only damaging

Joe Ableidinger: Three steps could go a long way to making A-F school grades in Norht Carolina a way to help our schools succeed, rather than simply identifying those that serve students from low-income families with no meaningful action or support behind it.

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Jim Jenkins

The perils for ‘Independent Pat’

Gov. Pat McCrory’s displays of independence and defying the inclinations of his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly prompt us to wonder what’s to come, and what the consequences might be for the governor.

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