Friday, May 20, 2022




You Decide: Why Do Gas Prices Rise Faster Than They Fall?

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By Mike Walden Drivers suffered through almost daily hikes in gas prices when the war in Ukraine began. In the early weeks of the...

OPINION: Stay The Course On Tax Reform

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Over the past decade, North Carolina’s tax code has undergone a dramatic transformation. Once rated by the Tax Foundation...

OPINION: Let’s Try Building Back Faster

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By John Hood RALEIGH — It’s an often-repeated tale, I admit, but I’m going to repeat it, again: the world’s largest low-rise office building,...

OPINION: Conservatives See Freedom As Progress

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By John Hood RALEIGH — Although the definition and priorities of American conservatism have been the subject of much debate among the chattering classes...

OPINION: Feds Blew It On COVID Relief

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By John Hood RALEIGH — If ever there was justification for sudden, expedited, large-scale federal expenditure, the COVID crisis was it. Americans faced a...

OPINION: Popular Ed School Fads Fail Students Who Need Help The Most

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal The fight over Critical Race Theory grabs headlines. But there’s a more fundamental problem plaguing public schools. It’s one the American...

You Decide: Will Agribusiness Be A Dynamic Future Industry?

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By Mike Walden One of the big questions about our economy is what industries will lead it in the future. If asked, most people would...

We Need More Housing Options

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By John Hood RALEIGH — As post-COVID shifts in work arrangements and living preferences continue to motivate many Americans to relocate, North Carolina will...

Why Carolinians Liked Strong Legislatures

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By John Hood RALEIGH — How should North Carolina be governed? The same question can be asked about any other state in America, or...

OPINION: Time To Celebrate And Protect Worker Freedom

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By Vincent Vernuccio Happy anniversary to North Carolina’s right-to-work law! Seventy-five years ago, on March 18, 1947, North Carolina became one of the first states...