The Truth About Agriculture and Farm Workers

By: Bryant Spivey County Extension Director Johnston County Cooperative Extension As a public employee working for an educational organization that supports farms and farmers of all different...

Eight Factors Shaped NC Elections

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or...

School Choice: A Family Legacy

Op Ed By: Dr. Melissa Edwards Superintendent of Neuse Charter School Being an advocate of school choice is something I had the privilege to learn about...

Democrats Threw Away Their Shot

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats thought the stars had finally aligned for smashing victories in 2020. A controversial Republican president was at the...

Elections Are A Soap Opera

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — The day before the 2018 midterms, I posted a column about “what to do if you lose.” Without knowing the...

You Decide: Can We Agree On Some Tax Concepts?

By Dr. Mike Walden Taxes are almost always a big part of political elections. Questions about who pays taxes, whether taxes are too high or...

Social Security Matters – Will My Social Security Benefits Ever Stop?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: Has someone who paid into Social Security for most of their...

Campaigns Are Priming, Not Persuading

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Campaigns for president, U.S. Senate and House, governor, and hundreds of other political races have spent staggering sums to market...

Democrats May Fall Just Short

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Of all the important electoral contests on North Carolina’s ballot, our General Assembly races will be among the most consequential. The...

North Carolina Leads In Jobs Lost

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — There are about 300,000 fewer jobs in North Carolina today than there were in February, before the start of the...