Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Healthcare solutions won't come from Washington

It has become abundantly clear that solutions to our healthcare problems won't come from Washington or our politicians. Read More

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Odd-year primaries yield normal outcomes

The special congressional elections prove these elections produce comparable turnouts, that legislators tend to be strong candidates and that the effects of significant expenditures are often exaggerated.    Read More

by John Hood   |   May 16, 2019





NonNegotiable Abortions

Dr. Ada Fisher finds it appalling that legislation to define who can and cannot have abortions has become a political pawn rather than kept in a medical concept. Those too often making these decisions are men who aren't likely to get pregnant or women past child-bearing.    Read More

by Ada Fisher, MD   |   May 16, 2019


Joe Biden's already been here

One-on-One columnist D. G. Martin wonders when (and if) candidates for the Democratic nomination might come to North Carolina, remembering that Joe Biden has previously been to our state.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   May 14, 2019


State ranks high in college funding

Our state appropriates almost $12,500 to state colleges and universities for each full time equivalent student and even though it is less than before the Great Recession it is still greater than all but two other states.    Read More

by John Hood   |   May 14, 2019


















Teacher walkout shortchanges students

Terry Stoops writes in Carolina Journal that closing schools just days after students returned from a week of spring break does more harm than good, especially in struggling rural counties    Read More

May 2, 2019