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Why Is Duke Energy Pushing to Make Nuclear “Clean”?new

Hint: It’ll fatten Duke’s wallets.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  02-03-2016  |  Energy

The GOP Punishes Womennew

The war on women in North Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  10-02-2014  |  The War on Women

The Lie Behind the Shrinking Labor Forcenew

How unfettered capitalism has delayed the jobless recovery.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  04-02-2014  |  Commentary

The misplaced priorities of college footballnew

Gregg Easterbrook is intent on saving college football.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  12-27-2013  |  Commentary

Obamacare: a symptom, not the diseasenew

In trying to provide equitable health care, the U.S. is hamstrung by the founding fathers.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  11-22-2013  |  Commentary

How Democrats can reclaim North Carolina governmentnew

There is no shortcut to reclaim the state via the election of a Democratic or independent governor, though winning the governor's office in 2016 will be critical. The challenge for the Democrats is to win control of the Senate or House by 2020.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  07-31-2013  |  Politics

Why Republicans fail at job creationnew

As people fall overboard in the economy, Republicans don't throw out a raft. But they do make a note to get their own kids swimming lessons.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  07-24-2013  |  Commentary

Remembering Jamie Hahn, a positive force in a cynical timenew

Why would anyone want to...? There's never a good answer to questions like that.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  05-02-2013  |  Commentary

The climate change movement is not resonating with the publicnew

Movement leaders are tailoring their message to what they perceive is possible in the Republican-dominated political atmosphere of Raleigh, rather than fighting for the dramatic policy changes that science demands.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  04-24-2013  |  Commentary

The Miseducation of Pat McCrorynew

In an ethics course, topics might include: Is it ethical to shut poor people out of health care because the boys at the country club—and in the General Assembly—already have health care?
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  02-06-2013  |  Commentary

A 12-year mental health crisis comes to a headnew

North Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory will need to straighten out the group homes mess. After that, much bigger questions loom.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  11-29-2012  |  Commentary

Morality at the fiscal cliff: A fairer way to taxnew

Obama's proposal is a small price to pay to avoid the fiscal cliff, with its multiple tax hikes for everyone and deep cuts in federal spending.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  11-15-2012  |  Commentary

What Election 2012 means for womennew

Is "war on women" too hyperbolic? Call it a war on women's equality, then. Or call it a war on working people's equality, because women are the ground troops in an economic fight that all working Americans are losing.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  11-07-2012  |  Commentary

Why it's vital to vote earlynew

Above all, early voting is crucial if there's a chance your right to vote will be obstructed or challenged at your polling place.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  10-17-2012  |  Commentary

A hitch in Raleigh's rail plansnew

Because TTA sold the former Dillon Supply Company buildings to Citrix, DOT will be forced to pay to remove a slice of those structures at some point in the future.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  09-26-2012  |  Transportation

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