To Fix Our Politics, Try Conversation

At the start of each North Carolina Leadership Forum, we ask our participants to introduce themselves by telling a story about a person or experience that helped make them who they are today. Although I co-founded NCLF, based at Duke University, I can’t claim credit for this idea. It was my colleague Leslie Winner — […]

Reparations & Fears of the Unknown

Rumors and allegations about the goings on in the Asheville-Buncombe Reparations Commission could not be confirmed, based on the most recent presentations at official city and county meetings.

Homelessness Recommendations Spark Meltdown

In an epiphany, a wannabe reporter realizes she has wasted 20 hours a week for the most of her life laboring over words that mean nothing and come to naught. What's more, she's been torturing readers by repeating the verbiage, as if they're supposed to care. She swears, "Never again!"

Asheville’s Fentanyl Response Bordering On Absurd

Local government's response to the fentanyl crisis, in which 150 people are dying each day in this country, is to drag its feet about deferring the responsibility of how to spend funds.

Council Takes Money, Debates How It Was Obtained

Members of Asheville City Council used the opportunity presented by having to approve recommendations for asset forfeiture allocations as an opportunity to publicly criticize the federal policy.

More Money Flowing into Bottomless Education Pit

Schools have more cash than they know what to do with, but it will not help student achievement.

Less Equal than Us

While political leaders in the United States have been failing for decades to help the poor by using government as a pump to redistribute wealth, redistribution programs throughout the world continue to seriously repress the poorest of the poor.

Every Vote Should Count, But Do They?

A new documentary, 2000 Mules by Dinesh D’Souza, exposes a ring of election tampering in the 2020 election with at least one state issuing subpoenas to investigate these allegations. 

COVID Vaccines — Truth or Consequences?

New reports are coming out questioning the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. J&J vaccine restricted use. Judge orders FDA and Pfizer to release pre-vaccine study.