Wednesday, March 22, 2023



Opinion: Biden’s Budget Consensus Can’t Last

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Newly elected U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards of North Carolina’s 11th District attended his first State of the Union address...

You Decide: How Worrisome Is The National Debt?

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By Mike Walden When I speak to a variety of groups around the state, I know at least one of the questions likely to be...

Opinion: When Politics Enters The Workplace

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Should businesses weigh in on political controversies? According to a recent Gallup poll, the general public is closely divided...

Letter To Editor: Enough Is Enough: Bad Behavior By Coaches, Parents And Fans Must...

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By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North...

Opinion: Racial Disparities Aren’t Proof Of Bias

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Black-headed households are less likely than white-headed ones to own their residences. The latest data from the Census Bureau...

Opinion: Freedom Is The Solution, Not The Problem

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By John Hood RALEIGH – The “problem” with freedom is that other people may do things that trouble, annoy, or even anger you. In...

Opinion: Deaths Of Despair Need Careful Analysis

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By John Hood RALEIGH — According to the latest-available set of comparable data, North Carolina ranks 33rd in the nation in “deaths of...

You Decide: Has There Been Some Good News On Income Inequality?

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By Mike Walden Decades from now, people who lived through the pandemic will remember it as a horrible period. Over a million people in...

Opinion: Roads Are a Solution, Not the Problem

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By John Hood RALEIGH — While Charlotte is known as the Queen City, the behavior of its leaders sometimes invites comparison to a different...

Opinion: How North Carolina Can Expand Opportunity

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Having enacted major reforms of North Carolina’s tax code, regulatory system, budgeting process, transportation funding, and education system over...