Congratulations, America. We seem to be moving beyond the need for the perfect victim. We no longer require a bruised and bloodied virginal innocent to make us believe that sexual assault and domestic violence occur at astounding rates in the U.S.
Growing up, I loved the excitement of Christmas.
Gov. Pat McCrory has said the door is open on the possibility of Medicaid expansion. North Carolina was one of a handful of states that opted not to accept federal money to expand Medicaid.
This week, the good news is all about the children.
Economists receive much attention at the beginning of a new year. Understandably, people want some insight into how the economy will perform. Of course, no economist can predict every individual’s economic outlook. Instead, what we do is try to forecast the general trends in the economy so that households and businesses can make more informed decisions about their personal situations.
Last Saturday, I found myself sharing a New York City subway train with protesters from the Millions March and drunken revelers from SantaCon. Both events drew comparable-sized crowds, hovering around 25,000 participants each. Both ended up on the tiny island of Manhattan on the same day. And this coincidence is a perfect metaphor for Christmas this year.
Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina’s new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their desperation reflects three desires.
The stories are coming fast and furious now. The Greensboro News & Record reports that schools in Rockingham County, the home of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, don’t have enough textbooks to go around and there’s no money to make copies or even buy toilet paper for the bathrooms.
As two online charter schools make their way through the application process to launch in North Carolina, we hope officials will give serious weight to whether this will be an effective way of educating our children.