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Medicaid Expansion Remains Unwise

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By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering some form of Medicaid expansion as part of a final budget deal with Gov....

You Decide: Is A Wealth Tax In The Future?

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By Dr. Mike Walden Trillions of dollars were added to the national debt during the COVID-19 pandemic as the federal government poured money into the...

OPINION: State House Republicans Hold Ultimate Ace To Stop N.C. Supreme Court Madness

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By Dallas Woodhouse The Woodshed for Carolina Journal Should Democrats on the State Supreme Court make the highly partisan and controversial move of forcing two...

Surge In Violence Merits Response

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” The...

Mortgage Discrimination Claims Are Bunk

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By John Hood RALEIGH — A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and...

Letter To Editor: Pine Level Principal Deserves Recognition

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Every day in Johnston County, principals head to work, thinking of one thing: the success of their students. Principals are champions for kids, and work...

School Closures Were A Mistake

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as...

OPINION: Court Opinions Highlight Importance Of Separation Of Powers, Economic Liberty

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal North Carolina’s Supreme Court has been attracting negative attention in recent weeks. Its Democratic justices stand accused of plotting to...

Yes, Government Can Be Shrunk

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By John Hood RALEIGH — I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors, and activists. My...

You Decide: What Will The Fed Do?

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By Dr. Mike Walden During my 43 years of teaching economics at North Carolina State University, my favorite part of the introductory economics class was...