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Opinion: Republicans Aim For Supermajorities

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By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina has divided government. Its most powerful executive is the Democratic governor, Roy Cooper. Four of the seven...

Opinion: Should Today’s Teens Be Optimistic?

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By John Hood RALEIGH — The North Carolina of my childhood had an economy very different from that of the average state. Today our...

Opinion: Let’s Make Medicaid Expansion Work

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Are Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, Republican House Speaker Tim Moore, and Republican Senate leader Phil Berger about to strike...

You Decide: Is The Social Safety Net A Spring Board Or A Cushion?

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By Mike Walden There are few public issues that create more debate than the “social safety net.” By social safety net, I mean the set...

Opinion: Democratic Justices Reject Democratic Vote

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By John Hood RALEIGH — On November 6, 2018, the people of North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution. By a 57%...

Opinion: NCUC Public Comment Hearings Produced First Amendment Concerns

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By Andre Beliveau John Locke Foundation July 11 through August 23, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) conducted several public comment hearings regarding the state’s plan...

Opinion: Crime Is Back As A Voting Issue

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Violent crime is on the rise in North Carolina — up 18% since 2018. Voter concern about crime is...

Opinion: A Physician’s Perspective On Medicaid Expansion

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By Sonny Morton, MD Medicaid expansion is one of the critical pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since the passage of the ACA,...

OPINION: Short Exchange Could Hold The Key To Leandro Case’s Final Decision

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By Mitch Kokai Resolution of the latest dispute in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro case could depend on the response to one brief conversation. It...

Opinion: For Faster Growth, Pick Freedom

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By John Hood RALEIGH — When pollsters ask voters to list the issues they care about most, economic concerns usually rank high on the...