Category: Raleigh

House Bill 13 seeks to rein in educational bureaucracy

NC Legislative Building

by Elliot Engstrom Raleigh, NC – “We’ve got a loaded docket, so let’s go ahead and get started,” Senator Louis Pate, Co-Chairman of the Senate Health Care Committee, said to a crowded room in the Legislative Office Building. It was…

Duke Energy powers liberals’ causes too

Occupy Winston-Salem

by Taylor Kish Pittsboro, NC – So you want to beat on Duke Energy as some big, evil corporation which does not care about anything but profits at our expense? What drivel. Duke Energy and every other power company in…

Hurricanes Summerfest Celebration set for Saturday

Carolina Hurricanes Summerfest

Raleigh, NC – The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes has announced the details of the third annual Hurricanes Summerfest Celebration set for Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Parking and admission are free and all activities will take place inside…

Fix-836 (How to repair NC’s R-I-D loophole)

Trust but Verify

Raleigh, NC – The purpose of this article is to delineate, one step at a time, the provisions of HB 836 that open the door to enterprise-level vote fraud. The Reasonable Impediment Declaration (or Determination or R-I-D for short) law…

Moral claims don’t persuade

Tolerant Liberal

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In nearly three decades of writing a syndicated column on North Carolina politics and government, I’ve always received reader response. Back in the day, I’d get an occasional phone call or personal letter, but…