Category: Raleigh

Roy Cooper defends racial discrimination

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Because I am an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of other folks, I’m going to assume for the sake of the following argument that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and former…

2022 N.C. State Fair competitions are now open

Raleigh, NC – Blue ribbon seekers get ready because the 2022 N.C. State Fair competitions are now open. If you think your artwork, honey, livestock, cooking, canned food, flowers or decorating skills are prize-winning, then don’t miss this year’s deadlines…

North Carolinians think recession is here

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians are greatly concerned about our economy. According to the John Locke Foundation’s latest Civitas Poll, 77% of state voters believe we are currently in a recession. Most call inflation “a huge problem”…

Empty buses don’t improve air quality

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In nearly all North Carolina communities with bus systems, ridership is significantly lower than it was just a few years ago. In Greensboro, for example, there were 1.9 million passenger trips on city buses…

Government doesn’t make things “affordable”

By Brian Balfour Raleigh, NC – The surest way to make a good or service rise in price dramatically is to have government efforts to make it “affordable.”  The chart below speaks volumes: Notice that those goods and services rising…

Back-To-School supplies may bust your budget in 2022

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Inflation continues to pummel consumers, and the back-to-school shopping season will be no exception. Crippling inflationary pressures will drive up the cost of outfitting youngsters for the coming school year. The 2022 Deloitte Back-To-School…