Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

No Bunny loves you like NC SPIN this Easter. This week's program provides eggsactly the balanced debate you want on several important education topics, including the teacher shortage in our state and what can be done to put more teachers in our classrooms. We ask our panel to comment on the upcoming teacher rally to be held in Raleigh on May 1st and why the legislature dislikes NCAE. Next we move to the special elections that are coming in the 3rd and 9th Congressional districts and look at early voting, which candidates are gaining traction and our predictions on voter turnout. And, as always we ask the panel to tell us something we don't know. Our panel this week consists of Becki Gray, VP for the John Locke Foundation; former Senator and former chair of the State Board of Education, Howard Lee; columnist and author John Hood; and Chris Fitzsimon, Director of The Newsroom. Please join this special Easter edition of NC SPIN.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

When will lawmakers go home?

After a break for Easter lawmakers will pick up the pace. They want to adjourn by July 4th but there's lots to be done before they can do so. Read More

10:40 a.m. Thursday


The perils of purity

Gary Pearce in his Talking About Politics blog writes that one of the hardest things for candidates to do is stop listening to social media posts and political insiders and loud voices at headquarters.    Read More

3:50 p.m. Thursday






Labor market returns to degrees

Jessica Stanford of Carolina Demography writes that a college degree is associated with several positive life outcomes, ranging from greater financial security to better health. However, over the past decade, returns on postsecondary degrees have diminished both nationwide and in North Carolina.    Read More

3:13 p.m. Thursday




Run against Trump

Thomas Mills with Politics NC writes that energy among Democrats is with younger candidates but their voters are older    Read More

April 11, 2019












State voters still closely split

In North Carolina, political power is divided. Republicans control the state legislature, although without the supermajorities they once enjoyed. Democrats occupy such jobs as governor and attorney...    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 4, 2019








Cooper's wall

Will Roy Cooper have a wall this summer? Could it be something like Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border that he promised to build. Do you remember how he said he would veto the emergency...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   April 4, 2019