On gyms, bars, and protests: Which is it, governor Roy Cooper?

by John Trump Raleigh, NC – Which is it, Gov. Roy Cooper? People are more important than property, Cooper tweeted. His backdrop was violence, the riots and looting of downtown Raleigh and other N.C. cities. The brutal killing of George…

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Riots destroy more than property

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – During a May 31 press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper spoke effectively to the issues of police misconduct and injustice raised by the death of George Floyd. He also condemned the “violence and destruction” that…

NC job losses merit energetic response

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina employers shed 616,000 jobs in March and April, according to the latest establishment survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a decline of 13% in just two months. Our labor-market collapse…