NC Spin Articles

How we made ACA work

In our states – Washington, Kentucky and Connecticut – the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is working. Tens of thousands of our residents have enrolled in affordable health-care coverage...    Read More

November 19, 2013

We are letting the media do it again

The establishment left leaning Media is trying to again pick the candidate for the Republicans in 2016. Although I congratulate Governor Chris Christie on his win in New Jersey, the media circus has...    Read More

November 18, 2013

I Came to Duke With an Empty Wallet

In my four years at Duke, I have tried to write this article many times. But I was afraid. I was afraid to reveal an integral part of myself. I'm poor. Why is it not OK for me to talk about such an...    Read More

November 18, 2013


Roads formula leaves rural areas uneasy

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, November 18, 2013. Gov. Pat McCrory and Tony Tata, his transportation secretary, have said from the start that their new highway funding formula would use scarce...    Read More

November 18, 2013

Split food stamps and the Farm Bill

Many conservatives want farm bills to stop coupling food stamps to agricultural subsidies. They see the linkage as an unsavory deal between urban Democrats and rural Republicans to waste the people...    Read More

November 18, 2013

N.C. law deserves fate court gave Oklahoma’s

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, November 18, 2013. North Carolina lawmakers arrogantly turned a deaf ear this summer to thousands of women and others protesting abortion laws severely limiting access...    Read More

November 18, 2013


Regan, Goldwater, Friedman - and Carolina

Over the past three years, the North Carolina legislature has enacted Ronald Reagan’s favorite tax reform, Barry Goldwater’s favorite regulatory reform, and Milton Friedman’s favorite education...    Read More

by John Hood   |   November 18, 2013

Watch out, your character is showing

Character is what you do when no one is watching.” It’s a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers, and fortune-cookie writers (by the way, whose idea was it to replace...    Read More

November 17, 2013

Ethanol runs out of gas

So much for the fuel of the future. By pulling back Friday on an effort to guarantee ethanol an ever-growing share of the nation’s gasoline supply, the Obama administration could be putting a...    Read More

November 17, 2013


State should raise teachers' salaries

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, November 17, 2013. It certainly was encouraging last week to hear Gov. Pat McCrory say he is looking at ways to increase teachers’ salaries next year. McCrory said...    Read More

November 17, 2013