Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

In our first full week of the stay-home directive NC SPIN takes a look at North Carolina this week. We begin with excerpts from an interview with DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, then our panel discusses how we are being impacted. Joining our panel this week are Anna Beavon Gravely, Executive Director of NC FREE; Donna Martinez, with WPTF Radio and the John Locke Foundation; Chris Fitzsimon, Director States Newsroom; and John Hood, syndicated columnist and author. Be sure to watch NC SPIN on UNC-TV Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. You can also view NC SPIN on the NC Channel on Friday night at 10 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. And you can stream our show at your convenience by visiting our ncspin.com website. Thank you for watching NC SPIN.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Victory over the virus

Should we be forced to choose between a healthy populous or a healthy economy? Does this have to be an either-or proposition? Read More

4:05 p.m. Thursday

Technology has reduced suffering

Whether it be for religious services, support groups, book clubs, video “play dates,” or virtual “coffees” with neighbors and colleagues, modern technology serves a timeless need, the desire for sociability that is deeply embedded in human nature.    Read More

by John Hood   |   5:03 p.m. Thursday








Light to see

We are flying blind and don't know who has the virus. To see the true numbers we need some light.    Read More

by Carter Wrenn   |   12:38 p.m. Thursday





State must brace for recession

Many North Carolinians have been laid off, furloughed, or seen their self-employment income dwindle to little or nothing. Our state's response should be rapid, robust and prudent.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 26, 2020


Trump's big bet

To win Trump needs to get a plurality of Independents to vote for him. He's betting a lot of money he can do it.    Read More

by Carter Wrenn   |   March 26, 2020






Socialism goes viral

In truth, “socialism” is an epithet we use for things government does that we don’t like. So is what we are doing today truly socialism?    Read More

by Gary Pearce   |   March 26, 2020







Pandemic tests our institutions

Pandemics, wars, and other disasters have always tested the durability of the institutions that form free societies. If they are to pass the test, we must all do our part — and keep our heads.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 19, 2020