Category: Columns

NC Health Secretary Mandy Cohen resigns, Cooper names in-house replacement

By Dallas Woodhouse Raleigh, NC – The face of North Carolina’s coronavirus response, Dr. Mandy Cohen, has resigned her position as secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Kody Kinsley, chief deputy…

NC high school sports plan signed into law

By CJ Staff Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper has signed the Accountability and Fair Play in Athletics bill into law. House Bill 91 is an effort to reform the management of high school sports in North Carolina amid controversy…

New NC budget expands school choice

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were…

NC House passes election-reform measures

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – A number of key election reforms moved through the N.C. House this week. Included on that list is a bill that switches up the deadline for absentee ballots and another measure that bans…

NC high school sports reform bill headed to governor

By Donna King, Dallas Woodhouse Raleigh, NC – The N.C. legislature passed the Accountability and Fair Play in Athletics on Wednesday, November 17. The conference report for this bill is one of several policy measures working its way quickly through committees…

The People never spoke on statues

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Although some pundits and grifters may claim otherwise, there’s nothing new about populism. It comes in waves, often but not always in response to sharp economic downturns, and is driven by outrage against the…