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Author: Max Borders

 

Healthcare Reform: A Compromise

If someone was looking for a solid compromise on healthcare reform, they wouldn’t search in vain. But Democrats are going to have to abandon their Medicaid-for-the-middle-class crusade. Republicans are going to have to abandon tax protection for big business. That’s because critical healthcare reform is going to involve giving the…

 

Community Colleges Test Citizenship, Rule of Law

What does it mean to be a citizen? The stir about illegal immigrants attending N.C. community colleges forces us to confront this question head on. Despite all the rhetoric, those who would simply ignore the law for the sake of what they consider to be a nobler good not only…

 

Healthcare Reform: A Compromise?

If someone was looking for a solid compromise on healthcare reform, they wouldn’t search in vain. But Democrats are going to have to abandon their Medicaid-for-the-middle-class crusade. Republicans are going to have to ditch Norquist-type pledges not to raise taxes. That’s because critical healthcare reform is going to involve giving…

 

Concord Speedway Deal: Legal Corruption

Corruption need not come via bagged cash in bathrooms. It’s happening all around us. Just ask the people of Concord. To change the names and places of the players in the recent Concord-vs-Bruton Smith affair, you’d think it was another sordid event in some banana republic. But no. This is…

 

Wingbeat: North Carolina Could Change U.S. Healthcare

Ever heard of the butterfly effect? The idea is that small changes in initial conditions can mean larger changes elsewhere in a system. A butterfly's wing beat in Raleigh, through complex cause and effect, can make waves in Austin or Alaska. The same can be said of our health care…

 

Triangle: Leave Light Rail to Charlotte

When Charlotte voters recently rejected a repeal of their transit tax, various interests in the Triangle started salivating. Despite having been passed over for federal funds in 2005, Triangle advocates are again becoming hopeful about light rail. Indeed, if you put your ear to the ground, you can here a…

 

Charlotte: Rethink Light Rail

Linear thinking. It’s a euphemism used to describe an inability to grasp either the wider implications of a policy, or the complexity of a situation. I also happen to think it points to how a 19th-century mode of travel came to the Queen City in A.D. 2007. I’m talking about…

 

Coverage Isn’t Out of Reach

I'm not afraid to admit it: I'm middle class. I never knew I needed help paying for my child's health insurance, but apparently I do. Other readers like me may also qualify soon for an expansion of children's Medicaid. Since I may not have to insure my little one, should…

 

Let’s Rethink Light Rail

Linear thinking. It’s a euphemism used to describe an inability to grasp either the wider implications of a policy, or the complexity of a situation. I also happen to think it points to how a 19th-century mode of travel came to the Queen City in A.D. 2007. I’m talking about…

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