Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield

Editor, NC Newsline


The right’s hypocrisy on the rights of parents

By: - November 14, 2023

There are a lot of excellent reasons to oppose laws that require parental approval when young women under the age of 18 seek abortion care. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to meet an Indiana couple who lost their teenage daughter to such a law. Terrified of admitting her pregnancy to her parents as […]


Once again, Biden makes the best of an impossible situation

By: - May 30, 2023

In a perfect world – or even a really good one – there’s no doubt that the debt ceiling agreement President Biden struck with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over the weekend would be a frustration and a disappointment. The agreement will inflict all manner of painful cuts to core public structures and services that are […]


The political right’s efforts to defund the IRS are an attack on societal health and well-being

By: - September 27, 2022

In December of 2019, my mom died. A couple of months later, the pandemic overtook American society, and as with so many other aspects of modern life that quickly took on an extra level of complexity and difficulty during those harrowing and chaotic months, settling her affairs got a good deal more challenging. One notable […]


President Biden’s remarkable record of accomplishment under nearly impossible circumstances

By: - November 11, 2021

It’s been almost 90 years since humorist Will Rogers uttered his famous lament: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” Sadly, for that party and, no doubt, quite amusingly for those otherwise affiliated, the observation would still hold were Rogers alive today. The Democratic Party’s “big tent” may […]


Five reminders to help keep you sane through the election and its aftermath

By: - November 5, 2020

A lot of Americans are apprehensive and fearful right now. They worry that the toxic combination of a deadly and still out-of-control pandemic and a closely contested national election offering such widely divergent visions of the nation’s future could lead to spiraling unrest and perhaps even armed violence. These are not totally illegitimate concerns. As […]