NC Spin Articles

Can the Undervote Decide the Election

In Presidential Elections, great effort is made to try to identify the voting group that will ‘make the difference’ between victory and defeat.  This year, the race in North Carolina could be...    Read More

October 18, 2012

Education Points to Ponder

The latest word from the State Board of Education is graduation rates for North Carolina are at an all-time high, 80%. Yet polls suggest confidence in public schools has declined dramatically. Let us...    Read More

by Gene Arnold   |   October 18, 2012



The Regulatory Burden Soars

RALEIGH — As Democrats and Republicans in this election year continue to debate the optimal level, type, and distribution of the tax burden, they are paying insufficient attention to what I believe...    Read More

by John Hood   |   October 18, 2012

Passing the Torch

Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill was filled with princes and paupers gathered to pay tribute to Bill Friday. This wonderful memorial to an iconic leader was punctuated by the benediction from his longtime...    Read More

October 18, 2012

Bill Friday: North Carolina's Greatest Friend

Everyone is struggling to find superlatives to adequately describe Bill Friday  and I suspect all  feel inadequate in finding the right words. I think it enough to say that he was North Carolina’s...    Read More

October 13, 2012


How much education?

The committee contemplating a strategic plan for our university system was asked an interesting question in their opening session: How much education does North Carolina need? Might we suggest that a...    Read More

October 11, 2012

The Mooresville Model

Just about everyone agrees on the value and importance of education. North Carolina allocates roughly fifty cents of ever dollar in our state budget to education, and while we appreciate our dedicated...    Read More

October 4, 2012

A Healthier NC

Polls don’t reflect it, the media isn’t reporting it and our leaders are not talking about it but the number one issue today is healthcare. Our current healthcare system is unsustainable and...    Read More

September 27, 2012


Debunking the Gubernatorial Election

The two candidates for governor have spent lots of energy and money debating whether North Carolina has lost our mojo, pointing out who is to blame. With days remaining before the November 6th...    Read More

September 20, 2012