Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

THIS WEEK'S NC SPIN is more refreshing than cold watermelon on a hot summer day. We begin with Governor Cooper's veto on the bill that would require Sheriffs to obey ICE. What to do with the 900 million dollar budget surplus? Should we spend it, save it or return it to taxpayers? And did the NCAA punt on establishing more academic controls on college sports? Of course the panel also tells us something we don't know. This week the panel is Rick Henderson, Editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal, former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr; former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker; and Chris Fitzsimon, director of The Newsroom. Join us Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and SUNDAY NC SPIN VIEWERS: Our Sunday airing will be at 5:30 a.m. again this week, but you can always stream the show at your leisure from our website THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Spend, save, or return?

The state has a surplus of almost 900 million dollars. Leaders must decide whether to save it, spend it or return some of it to taxpayers. What is the right course of action? Read More

7:37 p.m. Thursday

How to lose to Trump again.

Thomas Mills, in Politics NC, says that instead of focusing on Tumpr miscues,, progressives are starting a national conversation about race that could polarize the electorate.    Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   7:33 p.m. Thursday

Democrats dominate professorships

After examining the political affiliation of professors from the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country, Thomas Connor writes in the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, that the mean ratio of Democrats to Republicans is 10.4 to 1.    Read More

August 15, 2019

Black power, Biden and Redemption

Thomas MIlls of Politics NC says Black voters understand that if people and attitudes had not changed, they would not have made the progress they’ve made over the past fifty years. That understanding helps form their support for the 2020 presidential race.    Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   August 15, 2019

Chief budget negotiator

Thomas Mills of Politics NC says Republican frustration over not having a budget is growing, evidenced by the petty move of a freshman Democratic representative to the basement of the legislature.    Read More

August 8, 2019

UNC System Bucks Trend Favoring Out-of-State Students.

David Waugh writes in the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal that most state universities were created primarily to support higher education needs in their states, but the percentage of in-state students has declined. How is North Carolina doing?    Read More

August 1, 2019