Articles

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They come, they go

Free & Clear: In good times and bad, companies shed workers and go out of business. Rather than try to control this, policymakers should cultivate job creation.

2014-09

Little by little

Up Front: Rural areas produced many of the visionaries who built North Carolina. Now small towns and cities struggle to stay relevant.

2014-09

Score: Four more

Up Front: Including two gold prizes, as Ed Martin adds to his cache and we're judged by our cover.

2014-08

Bridge work

Free & Clear: Like the erroneous report of Mark Twain's passing, those lamenting the demise of bipartisan cooperation in lawmaking are exaggerated.

2014-08

What's the score?

Up Front: Stats don't lie − paying for play isn't always a winner.

2014-07

Pro-choice

Free & Clear: Two decades of empirical research has shown that education reform will be the real winner if schools are allowed to compete for students.

2014-07

Before the fall

Free & Clear: Before the fall: Votes cast in November should count most, but partisan redistricting has made party primaries of primary importance in Tar Heel politics.

2014-06

Testing core values

Capital Goods: Testing core values: Some Republican lawmakers and their business allies have split ranks over Common Core, the national education standards adopted in 2011.

2014-06

Genuine article

Up Front: Keith Crisco's life could be described as fanfare for the uncommon man.

2014-06

Welcome back

Up Front: For the magazine's new editor, it's déjà vu all over again.

2014-05

Down and dirty

Capital Goods: The threat from coal ash is not new, but fate dealt the governor a bad hand when his former employer spilled massive amounts in a river on his watch.

2014-05

Sovereign states

Free & Clear: Sovereign states: These 14 (and D.C.) rule when it comes to higher-than-average growth in both GDP and per capita income since 2000. North Carolina is not among them.

2014-05

Still a stroke back

Up Front: A Charlottean broke the PGA Tour's color barrier but didn't change its hue.

2014-04

Not enough ventured

Free & Clear: Not enough ventured: And not enough will be gained until the state does more to encourage entrepreneurs to create jobs at the rate they have in past recoveries.

2014-04

A second opinion

Capital Goods: The governor soothes irritated health-care providers by backing away from a plan for managed-care companies to run Medicaid.

2014-04

Ashes to lashes

Up Front: How Duke Energy's past caught up with its present.

2014-03

The tangled web

Capital Goods: The legislature might be swatting a fly with a sledge hammer if it tries to bring some uniformity to municipal privelege taxes.

2014-03

Working on it

Free & Clear: Both sides arguing about whether or not employment has improved under Obama and McCrory are laboring under a misconception.

2014-03

Wheels of fortune

Free & Clear: Toll roads are one way to relieve congested highways. But to reap rewards, the public-private partnerships that build them should shoulder more risk.

2014-02

Caught in the middle

Capital Goods: A recent report raises questions about how big a role placement agents and influence peddling play in investments of the state employees pension fund.

2014-02