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RALEIGH — What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues originate from the fact that people don’t answer this question in the same way. It’s hard to … more
In 2010, Panera Bread launched a nonprofit called Panera Cares, a set of stores around the U.S. operated on a “pay-what-you-can basis.” The underlying assumption was that customers of means would … more
RALEIGH — This column is not about Donald Trump. You’re welcome. While the deterioration of our public discourse preceded the 2016 election, political polarization is a defining characteristic … more
The outside of the envelope was printed in big bold type: “Do Not Destroy. Official Document.” Being one who generally follows rules, I wouldn’t dare destroy and couldn’t wait to open it. … more
“My teacher says we need to protect the whistleblowers,” my 7-year-old said. These kids, I thought. They know everything. My son talks about Donald Trump and politics casually with his … more
I recently stopped by a country store in Harnett County and listened to a group of farmers discuss the stress and hardship brought on by President Donald Trump’s trade wars with China. One … more
Editors note: Star Parker is off. The following is a column by Dennis Prager. Ask any young person — even a young child — “What do you want to be?” and just about everyone will answer, … more
Early this morning like every morning, while I enjoyed my morning cup of coffee, I grabbed my phone and scanned my favorite alternative news website to search for entertaining news stories to share … more
During my student days at a UCLA economics department faculty/graduate student coffee hour in the 1960s, I was chatting with Professor Armen Alchian, probably the greatest microeconomic theory … more
A little more than two years ago, I wrote a column titled “What Margarine Can Teach Us About Climate Change.” Inspired by a book excerpt in National Geographic, that column summarized just one … more
RALEIGH — About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the country in friendliness to teachers, according to … more
In the Old Testament, Isaiah speaks of a time when there will be no war, when enemies become friends, concluding his prophetic vision by saying that a “little child shall lead them.” I remembered … more
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