NC SPIN Posts by John Hood


Boost health access by lowering costs

82 of our 100 counties, mostly rural, rate poorly in access to healthcare. But the gap doesn't have to be as big as it is now. Better access to healthcare will keep rural North Carolinians healthier and doesn't have to cost more.    Read More

by John Hood   |   10:30 a.m. Thursday




Good citizenship requires skepticism

John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." Do we follow this practice today?    Read More

by John Hood   |   May 30, 2019





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   |   May 16, 2019


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   |   May 14, 2019