Sunday, January 23, 2022





OPINION: There’s No Easy Path For Throwing Out Unconstitutional N.C. Law

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal Some laws turn out to be unconstitutional. It’s usually up to the courts to make that determination. But a recent...

You Decide: Will 2022 Be A Boom, Bust Or In-Between?

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By Mike Walden Although all the final numbers aren’t in, it appears North Carolina experienced a very good economy in 2021. The rebound from...

Worker Shortage Won’t End Soon

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By John Hood RALEIGH — On a recent road trip through Western North Carolina and North Georgia, I had occasion to stop at service...

Manufacturing Continues To Thrive

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By John Hood RALEIGH — With the recent announcements of a new Toyota battery plant in Randolph County, a new Fujifilm Diosynth drug plant...

OPINION: A Not So Silent Night And Other Christmas Reflections

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By Ray Nothstine Carolina Journal I think I was in high school the first I heard about U.S. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe's reply to...

OPINION: Christmas Can Never Be Canceled

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By Ray Nothstine Carolina Journal As political strife intensifies and people are increasingly canceled for their opinions, the reality of Christmas should ground us...

On Becoming A Political Advertiser

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By John Hood RALEIGH — It’s not personal, it’s just business — or so Facebook assures me. On this matter, I’m inclined to believe the...

Got To Pick A Pocket?

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Did Fagin’s pickpockets stimulate the economy of London? ’Tis the season to reference a different Charles Dickens classic, I know,...

You Decide: Is It Cheaper To Live In North Carolina?

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By Dr. Mike Walden With the inflation rate at forty-year highs, coping with a higher cost-of-living is on our minds.  Both households and businesses are...

Yes, College (Usually) Pays Off

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Is the purpose of a university education to prepare graduates to get jobs? I’ve never thought so. But then...