Category: Columns

Someone please explain Sweden

By Kevin Roche Another of those Twitter charts that I love to post here.  Spain cases versus Sweden cases.  Spain with a severe lockdown originally, talking about going back to one. Spain with mask mandates, Sweden–almost no one wears them.…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is sputtering

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, right? Don’t pop the cork on that champagne just…

The left’s long war on the Constitution

By Jon Guze Raleigh, NC – The United States was founded on the principle that government exists to protect the natural rights of the governed, including, especially, the natural right to liberty. The Declaration of Independence says so explicitly. The…

Children and CV-19

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By Kevin Roche People are appropriately concerned about the potential impact of CV-19 on children.  Fortunately, they are largely untouched by the actual virus. Those who do become seriously ill almost universally have significant pre-existing disease, which is verified in…

Roy Cooper faces test on voter ID

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private citizens. I have related the history of…