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Governor Op-Ed: Even In A Pandemic, North Carolina Is Prepared For Hurricane Season

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Op-Ed By NC Governor Roy Cooper North Carolina has seen more than its fair share of devastating storms, particularly in the past few years. When...

Ticket-Splitting Still Shapes Elections

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — North Carolina, like most of the country, has become increasingly polarized in our political thinking and behavior. But what does...

Will You Take The Vaccine?

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Despite the current spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, there is good news on the not-so-distant horizon. Three effective vaccines...

Federal Bailout Will Punish Our State

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly), they will probably approve a new...

You Decide: Are We Looking At A Test Of MMT?

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By Dr. Mike Walden Although the main principles of economics were established decades ago, the discipline is constantly evolving. One of the most recent contributions...

Unemployment News Isn’t So Rosy

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By John Hood The latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show about 251,000 North Carolinians unemployed as of April, down about 58,000 since...

We All Win When We Argue

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By John Hood RALEIGH — In the England of the early 20th century, there were no two writers more dissimilar than G.K. Chesterton and...

OPINION: GOP Dominates In Legislative Candidate Filing

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By Dallas Woodhouse The Woodshed for Carolina Journal Republicans “won” the candidate filing race in both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly, with...

OPINION: Progressive Prosecutors Have Unintended Impact On Crime

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal If you’re looking for a good example of the law of unintended consequences, search no further than the actions...

Councilman: Juneteenth Should Be A Johnston County Holiday

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A member of the Smithfield Town Council asked Johnston County Commissioners on Monday to make Juneteenth an official holiday in Johnston County. Councilman Marlon...