NC Spin Articles

Middle class, poor losing ground

Editorial by News and Observer, September 17, 2013. In the post World War II boom, the dream of a house in the suburbs with the groomed yard and the swing set and the Ford or the Chevy in the driveway...    Read More

September 18, 2013

New study warns of US long-term debt problems

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will...    Read More

September 17, 2013

The first test

It’s hard to say exactly when the tide that landed Republicans in the soup began to whirl and eddy – maybe it was on Election Night, or when the legislature came to town, or when the Moral Monday...    Read More

September 17, 2013

Do you agree, Senator Berger?

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, September 17, 2013. John Drescher of the News & Observer once called Sen. Phil Berger “a serious elected official with ambition and vision.” And Drescher was right...    Read More

September 17, 2013

Let police decide on seized firearms

The N.C. General Assembly has never teemed with former law enforcement officers. I suppose, after working for years in a profession where your life is literally on the line, most retired cops have...    Read More

September 17, 2013

Teen births lowest since 1940s? Good news

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, September 15, 2013. The latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the U.S. teen birth rate is worth applauding. The rate has plummeted to...    Read More

September 17, 2013

Funding the bridge over troubled waters

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, September 17, 2013. Old-time scam artists who "sold" the Brooklyn Bridge would have a hard time plying their trade these days. That's especially true here in North...    Read More

September 17, 2013