Op-Ed

Rob Schofield | UNC’s top-down reopening plan isn’t working

For many years prior to their ascent to power a decade ago, North Carolina Republican legislative leaders loved to lecture anyone within earshot about the need for “local control.” On subject after subject, it became almost a conservative mantra in the Legislative Building that state government should devolve as much autonomy as possible to local officials who, as the logic went, were closest to the people and knew best of their needs and desires.

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Op-Ed

John Hood | Summer polls are flawed predictors

RALEIGH — In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys.

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