The Wilmington Ten and the Women’s March on Washington

The Wilmington Ten and the Women’s March on Washington

“The case of the Wilmington Ten amounts to one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post–World W...

February 5th, 2017 |  


NC tops region on labor market

NC tops region on labor market

North Carolina’s labor market ended 2016 on a strong note. Total employment in the state hit 4,360,200 jobs in December, up two percent from the...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Social Security celebrates Black History Month

Social Security celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, we honor African-Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with the birthd...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

TAR HEEL VIEW: Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

U.S. immigration policy needs to be much smarter than building a wall and scheming to make Mexico pay for it.U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis is working a buildi...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Winter reading with President Obama

Winter reading with President Obama

What will our most recent former president be doing these next few weeks?Barack Obama will be reading and encouraging us to join him. In the week befo...

January 29th, 2017 |  


Social Security is always evolving

Social Security is always evolving

Social Security is always evolving to meet the needs of the American public. We are optimistic about the future and the limitless possibilities for pr...

January 29th, 2017 |  


Be realistic about bipartisanship

Be realistic about bipartisanship

Whether the frame of reference is North Carolina or the nation as a whole, no one can dispute the fact that there is a partisan divide — and tha...

January 28th, 2017 |  


Americans can be united without being unanimous

Americans can be united without being unanimous

On cue, a cascade of cliches flooded the airwaves following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.Can Trump unify a deeply divided country? W...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Local abuses don’t boost economy

Local abuses don’t boost economy

Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy Cooper begins h...

January 22nd, 2017 |  


Good friends and books can change us

Good friends and books can change us

Why have the attitudes of people in our state towards gay and transgender people changed so quickly and so dramatically?Before even trying to answer, ...

January 22nd, 2017 |