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Government policies fail and create problems in the real world every day. But most Americans are so busy in their daily lives and so detached from the political system that they do not notice…or at least they don’t know enough to point to the root of the problem.

Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:42

OPINION: A stunning state of denial

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The deaths of children in schools at the hands of deranged shooters is the most disturbing part of life in modern America. Our inability to act to prevent future deaths is mind numbing. The fact that we can’t, or won’t, take measures to protect our offspring, the literal future of the country, shows a broken and dysfunctional political system.

As most voters have shown they understand, Roy Cooper has been one of the best governors in modern North Carolina history. He’s a skilled lawyer, pragmatic politician, and a caring and committed progressive who believes in human rights and building a fairer and more equitable and sustainable society.

"Failed gun legislation is the norm," reads the headline at Axios, "after mass shootings like Buffalo tragedy." Further down in the story, we read that an October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas "prompted fresh calls from lawmakers on both sides to pass gun control legislation."

Monday, 23 May 2022 13:40

OPINION: Don't count on a soft landing

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According to the latest estimate from fiscal analysts at the North Carolina General Assembly, our state government will take in about $6.2 billion more in General Fund revenue over the 2021-23 budget biennium than was originally projected last year.

In the early days of the state-level movement to legalize marijuana, we often got opposition from a surprising camp — libertarians.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 13:14

OPINION: Ending North Carolina’s ABC system

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The general tendency of the marketplace suggests that the more open a market is, the more that can be made, traded, or sold. When a company begins manufacturing or even just setting up ordinary operations, it must call upon other companies and individuals to acquire or handle all that is needed. This includes office supplies, machinery, investment, labor, boxes, shipping, food, and the like.

Why did Payton Gendron (allegedly, but he live-streamed it, so it's not like there's much doubt) murder 10 people at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store on May 14?

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