Sunday, September 26, 2021






Make Licensing Reform A Priority

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By John Hood RALEIGH — According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than...

You Don’t Need A New Spouse To Have A New Marriage

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SPONSORED CONTENT By Dillon Schupp Marriage is awesome. It’s also incredibly challenging! There is absolutely nothing easy about living with another person who not only...

Jefferson Neighbors Seek Liberty

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Before Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he wrote his own epitaph. Did he mention any of his political offices?...

Families Are Swinging Suburban

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — It’s my go-to slide. I’ve shown it to all the classes I teach at Duke University. The slide is...

You Decide: Is Round Two Of The COVID Recession On The Way?

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By Dr. Mike Walden Just when we thought things were getting better, could they go the other way and get worse?   For most of the...

CON Laws Are Too Risky

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By John HoodRALEIGH — I’ve long thought the North Carolina General Assembly should reform our state’s archaic and anti-competitive requirement for certificates-of-need. In the...

Biden’s Tumble Unnerves Democrats

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By: John Hood RALEIGH — In a nationwide Reuters/Ipsos poll taken on August 11 and 12, approximately 51% of Americans approved of President Joe...

Voters Would End Racial Preferences

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By John Hood RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina systemically discriminates by race and ethnicity in student admissions and faculty hiring. Arguably such...

Bad Grades: Johnston County Schools In Academic Free Fall

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By: Michelle Antoine The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) school report cards show Johnston County Public Schools are in serious academic...

You Decide: Could The Post-Pandemic Economy Be Better?

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By Dr. Mike Walden It has become common to hear economists and others say the post-pandemic economy will be different from the economy prior to...