Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Choosing the next UNC President

A search committee is tasked with selecting the next President. Their decision will have major implications for the future of our state Read More

6:26 p.m. Thursday

Impeach Congress, keep Trump

Republican National Committeewoman Dr. Ada Fisher, from Salisbury, says impeachment will limit the ability of the President to engage in policy discussions, negotiate trade discussions or other important duties of that office will hamstring him    Read More

by Ada Fisher   |   6:07 p.m. Thursday

Lessons from Rufus

in his book, "That's Rufus," one of North Carolina's most colorful political figures talks about the dangers of hubris, using an example from his own life.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   6:01 p.m. Thursday



The real problem with teacher pay

Of the $8.7 billion our state spends on k-12 education about 25% is spent on employee benefits and risings costs of these benefits makes it difficult to offer higher salaries.    Read More

by Bob Luebke   |   5:10 p.m. Thursday









UNC System grads carry less debt

David Waugh, an intern with the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal writs that North Carolina is 37th in the nation in the amount of student debt. UNC System grads have less debt than their peers.    Read More

October 3, 2019








Insist on work for aid.

If North Carolina insists on expanding Medicaid they should at least insist on enforceable work requirements for new Medicaid recipients.    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 26, 2019






Uncertain policy has economic cost.

When people can’t predict with at least some degree of confidence what economic policies their government will follow, they often delay consequential decisions and park their resources in safer, lower-yielding investments. Lawmakers should seek consensus, simplicity and predictability in making economic policy changes    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 26, 2019


State leaders to debate healthcare.

Our political process is under tremendous pressure, no question. In North Carolina and beyond, politics has been overly coarsened, polarized, and trivialized. But the system isn’t irreparably broken.    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 18, 2019