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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

April 18, 2019


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

April 18, 2019






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

April 18, 2019




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