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Cattle Ranchers Are Committed To The Environment For The Future

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By: Fred SmithFred Smith Company Ranch With Earth Day near, sustainability is top-of-mind. As a rancher, I am proud that I provide both high-quality beef...

Nationalizing Politics Was A Mistake

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By John Hood RALEIGH — If Californians want to make their government the monopoly payer of all medical bills, why should North Carolinians be...

Too Many Workers Are Sidelined

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — The latest federal job report is out — and it shows North Carolina’s employment recovery stalling out a bit during...

A Personal Reflection: National Lineman Appreciation Day

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By: Mike Mancuso My grandfather taught me to never take power for granted. When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do was...

Bigger Government Isn’t The Answer

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are...

Activists In Our Schools: The Teacher Unions

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Part 3 By Michelle Antoine Jimmy Hoffa's International Brotherhood of Teamsters came to Mecklenburg County over 60 years ago with the goal of unionizing...

Corporate Tax Should Be Priority

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By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered...

You Decide: Was Popping The Mileage Fee Balloon A Good Idea?

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By Dr. Mike Walden There’s a concept in politics called a “trial balloon”. It’s a way to test the support for a policy idea before...

Political Fantasies Can Be Costly

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By John Hood RALEIGH — It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths. For example, for a time one of my...

Cancel Culture: Looking At The Wrong Thing

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SPONSORED CONTENT By Dillon Schupp “Cancel culture” isn’t really a new phenomenon. It’s existed for decades- just under slightly different forms. It might surprise you to know...