Famed Chapel Hill author Elizabeth Spencer has proved a North Carolina rule again.
“Ninety is the new 60.”
Fair warning: This is about the "Duck Dynasty" controversy. Yes, I know. I'm sick of it, too.
It’s that time of year again when economists are asked to polish their crystal balls and peek into the economic future.
Two years from today, Iowa -- dark, brooding, enigmatic Iowa -- will be enjoying its quadrennial moment as the epicenter of the universe. And in 10 months, voters will vent their spleens -- if they still are as splenetic as they now claim to be -- in congressional elections. Some numbers define the political landscape.
The person who left a message on my voice mail New Year’s Day pulled no punches.
“I know you are always screwing around with the comics,” declared the caller, who otherwise seemed gracious and refined. “It is probably the best way to make people mad. There is no reason to mess around with comics, ever.”
According to official government estimates, paying people not to work for extended periods of time is good for the economy. This is an excellent reason why you should not take official government estimates all that seriously.
When politics is the topic, there is always more to talk about.
So it is with the book on North Carolina politics that was the subject of a recent column. I keep going back to East Carolina University Professor Tom Eamon’s “The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.”
The year 2013 saw the greatest changes in state government in the past 50 years. With the inauguration of Gov. Pat McCrory, two of the three branches of state government were controlled by Republicans and, whether you like the outcomes or not, they did exactly what they promised in their election campaigns, namely changing the way the state was operating.
This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort.
As the calendar turns to another year, we at The Herald-Sun, like our colleagues at most media outlets, have been engaging in the annual ritual of looking back on the past 12 months. Today’s front page story revisits the top 10 stories of the year. We’ve looked back at entertainment and arts; Monday, Laura Oleniacz will recap some of the top business stories of the year.
Different families have different traditions. Some go caroling. Some go on trips. Hoods would rather buy Park Place, conquer Middle Earth, or wipe out zombie infestations. Hey, now — don’t judge our New Year’s Eve gaming marathon unless you’ve tried it
Federal Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York says documents called "statements of reasons" are an optional way for a judge to express "views that might be of interest." The one he issued two months ago is still reverberating.
Just in time for the new year, a new book puts modern North Carolina politics in perspective.
“The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory,” by East Carolina University Professor Tom Eamon covers North Carolina and its politics from 1948 through last year’s election.
During my lifetime there have been many innovations that changed our lives, but perhaps none more significant than television
An analysis of voter registration put out last week by Democracy North Carolina says a great deal about the shifting political picture in North Carolina.