NC Spin Articles

Please shave, Speaker Tillis

House Speaker Thom Tillis continues to insist the legislature will adjourn by July 4th. Yeah, and the Red Sea will part again and Governor McCrory will pull a rabbit out of his hat. Citizens of North...    Read More

June 24, 2013

Big Bills on Hold: Where Are They Now

RALEIGH, N.C. — The budget and tax reform bills aren't the only high-profile bills still in limbo as the 2013 legislative session draws to a close. House Speaker Thom Tillis said Thursday he expects...    Read More

June 24, 2013



Rollback Backlash

Looking at the Great Republican Rollback, Democrats are tempted to attack on every front: taxes, Medicaid, teacher pay, jetty ban, Jordan Lake, Child Fatality Task Force, Rural Center, Racial Justice...    Read More

June 21, 2013


Restore Real Judicial Elections

Liberal groups in and outside the state seem to be spending sleepless nights worried about the fate of judicial-election changes North Carolina adopted in 2002. The General Assembly should save our...    Read More

by John Hood   |   June 20, 2013


Jim Holshouser was my mentor

I had the opportunity to talk with Governor Holshouser on Saturday morning although he was unconscious and probably did not hear me, especially since his daughter, Ginny, said he did not have his...    Read More

by Phil Kirk   |   June 19, 2013


Gentleman Jim

Jim Holshouser grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, came home to Boone to practice law with his father and got interested in politics. He served 10 years in the North Carolina House, was House...    Read More

June 17, 2013


Special Interests Hamper Economy

Both the federal and state constitutions protect the right of North Carolinians to petition their government for redress of grievances. Perhaps you think I’m about to opine on the Moral Mondays...    Read More

by John Hood   |   June 17, 2013