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Opinion: Fund Core Programs Or Save Surplus

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By John Hood RALEIGH — I acknowledge that one politician’s “wasteful spending” may be another politician’s “strategic investment.” Still, I suspect state Sen. Phil...

You Decide: Should We Worry About The Declining Birth Rate?

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By Mike Walden One of the benefits of aging is that you often see problems completely turn around. In the 1990s there were worries...

Opinion: Science Of Reading Bears Fruit

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Over the past two years, North Carolina had made critical investments in the future of our state. No, I’m not...

Opinion: Ticket-Splitters Could Prove Decisive

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Donald Trump will likely win North Carolina’s 16 electoral votes this year. Our state is a political battleground, no...

Opinion: Let’s Talk Taxes — The Right Way

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By John Hood RALEIGH — State and local governments annually collect tens of billions of dollars in taxes from North Carolinians. The total bill...

You Decide: Will We Soon Have A Four-Day Workweek?

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By Mike Walden The common five-day workweek has been around since 1940. That was the year the five-day, eight-hour workweek became standardized by the...

Opinion: Higher Exports Would Aid Carolina Economy

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By John Hood RALEIGH — While some economic metrics continue to offer good news to North Carolinians, others point in a different direction. U.S....

Opinion: Appreciate Our Military By Expanding Access To Education

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By Ben Coulter May is Military Appreciation Month, a time designated to honor and recognize the contributions, sacrifices and service of present and past...

Opinion: School Choice Isn’t A Conspiracy

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By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina is becoming a national leader in expanding choice and competition in education. For some North Carolinians, this...

Opinion: NC Lawmaker Fights Student-Loan Scheme

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By John Hood RALEIGH — In the modern era, few policies have been as reckless, lawless, and perverse as Joe Biden’s repeated efforts to...