Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

The Thanksgiving edition of NC SPIN is a real treat. We look at North Carolina yesterday, today and tomorrow. Helping us with this examination are one of our state's leading economists, Dr. Mike Walden of NC State Dr. Jim LeLoudis, professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill. They are joined by regular panelists John Hood, syndicated columnist and author and Chris Fitzsimon, Director of State's Newsroom. Be sure to watch this significant edition of NC SPIN Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on UNC-TV. You can also catch the program on the North Carolina channel Friday night at 10 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Plus you can stream the program at your leisure from the ncspin.com website. Thank you for watching NC SPIN.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

What can we expect in the last month of 2020?

We've experienced just about everything so far in 2020, so what else could happen? Read More

6:34 p.m. Thursday

Our state has gotten freer

Maximizing freedom is a core conservative goal and over the past ten years or largely conservative governance in North Carolina, we have made significant progress toward that goal.    Read More

by John Hood   |   6:31 p.m. Thursday













Good news on the state budget

The state treasury is in good shape, given what North Carolina has experienced this year. Here are four areas our leaders should consider for spending.    Read More

by John Hood   |   November 19, 2020




Normalizing political corruption

 Republicans use doubt about elections to pass laws that restrict access to the ballot box. In North Carolina, they carefully targeted minority voters with efforts to make voting harder.    Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   November 19, 2020







Parity extends down the ballot

How could it happen that 61 of our 100 counties have county governments controlled by Republicans but 51 percent of our population lives in counties controlled by Democrats?    Read More

by John Hood   |   November 19, 2020

Greek and Hebrew guides to our political differences

One group holds out science as the path to knowledge and guidance for governmental policy and action. A second says we must look to some higher authority to be the guide for public decisions about morality and public policy. Perhaps this helps explain today's differences.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   November 19, 2020



Reaching out...together

At first North Carolina's decision not to expand Medicaid was understandable, but as only one of 12 states that haven't expanded now is the time to do so.    Read More

by John Coggin   |   November 12, 2020