NC Spin Articles

Odd-year primaries yield normal outcomes

The special congressional elections prove these elections produce comparable turnouts, that legislators tend to be strong candidates and that the effects of significant expenditures are often exaggerated.    Read More

by John Hood   |   4:40 p.m. Thursday





NonNegotiable Abortions

Dr. Ada Fisher finds it appalling that legislation to define who can and cannot have abortions has become a political pawn rather than kept in a medical concept. Those too often making these decisions are men who aren't likely to get pregnant or women past child-bearing.    Read More

by Ada Fisher, MD   |   3:18 p.m. Thursday

Joe Biden's already been here

One-on-One columnist D. G. Martin wonders when (and if) candidates for the Democratic nomination might come to North Carolina, remembering that Joe Biden has previously been to our state.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   11:31 a.m. Tuesday



State ranks high in college funding

Our state appropriates almost $12,500 to state colleges and universities for each full time equivalent student and even though it is less than before the Great Recession it is still greater than all but two other states.    Read More

by John Hood   |   11:18 a.m. Tuesday