by Amy Cooke A save-the-system-not-the-student mentality is at the center of the “left-leaning” N.C. Association of Educators’ lawsuit to thrust a dagger into the heart of our state’s school choice options.  “Vouchers for private schools are an affront to a state that has a long and cherished history of public education,” the NCAE posted to Twitter. Those “vouchers,”…

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by John Hood As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the end of July, 32 people in Greensboro have been the victims of homicide so far this year, up 52% from the count during…

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by Ken Raymond I recently completed a deep dive into Black Lives Matter’s webpage to learn more about the organization’s true goals and objectives, and what our nation is really dealing with. Those of us who measure BLM’s actions against their words know that the chaos and destruction inflicted upon cities across America is not…

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by John Hood As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county commission races in North Carolina. But I am. I’m just that weird. Our state boasts some of nation’s most-watched electoral contests this year. North Carolina is a likely a must-win for President…

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by John Hood If you’ve lived in North Carolina for even a few years, you’ve probably formed an opinion about whether statues and monuments honoring Confederate leaders and soldiers ought to remain in or near courthouses, town halls, state buildings, and other public property throughout the state. Whatever your opinion on the issue, you can…

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by John Hood One morning in late March, I drove from my home in Southern Wake County to my office in North Raleigh to pick up some files so I could work from home. As I exited the Beltline onto Six Forks Road, I noticed a deer lying beneath the overpass, the apparent victim of…

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by Senator Thom Tillis Over the last several months, our families, our communities and our country have been in a war against COVID-19, a fight that continues to this day. The highly-contagious virus has taken countless lives and forced us to shut down sectors of our economy in order to stop the spread to protect…

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by Jordan Roberts Amid the pandemic, state lawmakers and liberal advocacy groups continue a push to expand Medicaid, as allowed by the Affordable Care Act. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Medicaid expansion is optional, state lawmakers have decided against moving forward with the policy.   Expansion proponents say the state won’t have to pay anything,…

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