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In North Carolina, Teachers Work Second Jobs to Make Ends Meet

Logan Smith | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Logan Smith

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, about 16 percent of teachers nationwide are forced to work a second job outside the school system. In North Carolina, however, that number is closer to 25 percent.

North Carolina: A Laboratory for Trickle-Down Economics

Annabel Park | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Annabel Park

During North Carolina's 2013 legislative session, a fierce debate took place over how to change the state tax code. Because Republicans had won a super majority in the General Assembly as well as the governor's race in 2012, the real tug-of-war centered around an aggressively conservative tax reform package.

North Carolina Trying to Compete With Ohio and Texas in Lunacy

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

You know when you were little and your mother would tell you, "If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all?" Well I'm about to throw all of that out the window (sorry mom).

An Open Letter to the North Carolina Legislature

Jamison Doran | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Friends in D.C. often greet me with, "What the hell is going on down in your home state?" I'm getting awfully tired of trying to defend the state as a whole by writing those in the legislature in Raleigh off as ideologues. It is getting harder and harder to do so.

Farm Bill 2012: The Shelf Life Theory

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

The battle has already begun over the direction of America's broken food and farm policy and how to shape it in the next farm bill.