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My Spin by Tom Campbell

Democrats don't know how to fight it and Republicans won't

How can we stop the bullying, harassment and intimidation becoming prevalent in our state? Read More

9:34 p.m. Thursday

School closures were a big mistake

I understood why officials closed public schools for the final three months of the 2019-20 academic year. Failing to reopen them fully for 2020-21 was, however, indefensible.    Read More

by John Hood   |   9:31 p.m. Thursday

The clown car is back

 McNeely and company are wannabe authoritarians who would steal elections and lock up their political enemies.Imagine if they get real power after the gerrymandering that’s about to take place.    Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   9:00 p.m. Thursday

The plague of silence

Noted author Jill McCorkle says "complicit silence is the most dangerous of all the infectious plagues. It is dangerous and and the damage done to a community seeking peace and unity is catastrophic.    Read More

by WRAL TV   |   8:45 p.m. Thursday

The dumbest tweet

That Berger will defend Robinson despite the lieutenant governor’s hate speech says more about Berger than Bobbie Richardson.     Read More

by Thomas Mills   |   8:01 p.m. Thursday

Yes, government can be shrunk

The budget deal that leaders of the state house and senate have struck will set General Fund spending for the 2021-22 fiscal year at just over 4.5% of North Carolina’s gross domestic product.    Read More

by John Hood   |   7:57 p.m. Thursday

There is no free ride

The gap between projected revenues and expected highways expenses is projected by DOT to be about $7 billion. Policymakers need to attack both variables.    Read More

by John Hood   |   October 7, 2021

What will the Fed do?

Congress has given the Fed two mandates:  maintain full employment, but also achieve low inflation.  Unfortunately, the two goals don’t necessarily go together.    Read More

by Michael Walden   |   October 7, 2021

Biden decline prompts three questions

if Biden remains unpopular a year from now, can North Carolina Democrats avert electoral calamity by avoiding the party’s national brand and clinging more tightly to Gov. Roy Cooper?    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 30, 2021