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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Is a wealth tax in the future?

Trillions of dollars were added to the national debt during the COVID-19 pandemic as the federal government poured money into the economy to avoid a ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Joe Biden needed Frank Porter Graham last week

Could the legendary president of the University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham, have helped Joe Biden last week get an agreement among the warring ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Care for body and spirit

My annual physical is always in the dead of summer. I remember getting my physical every other year because I was healthy and well. But ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Medicaid expansion remains unwise

North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering some form of Medicaid expansion as part of a final budget deal with Gov. Roy Cooper that would also ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Surge in violence merits response

Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” The overall crime rate, defined ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Mortgage discrimination claims are bunk

A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and news stories purporting to prove the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: October hurricane on the Outer Banks

It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Oh Possum!

The other day we were so busy inside the house, we hadn’t been outside all day. My wife called me and asked if I had ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Yes, government can be shrunk

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors and activists. My purpose is to assess the health ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: School closures were a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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