Category: Columns

Parent says Chatham County public school teacher bullied daughter for faith

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – A parent in Chatham County is claiming that a local public school teacher “bullied” his daughter for her Christian faith. The accusation came during a meeting of the Chatham County School Board Sept…

Chatham County Schools mandates Critical Race Theory training

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By Bea Wunston Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Schools recently implemented a required 2-day “white privilege” training for senior administrators, and a mandatory 2.5 hour equity training for all teachers and counselors. Compulsory racially-focused training takes center stage, under the…

Surge in violence demands attention

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – While North Carolina continues to outperform the rest of the country on a range of economic and social indicators, its leaders can’t afford to overlook a flashing red light on the state’s dashboard: violent…

Government is the scourge of diabetics, not their savior

By Michael F. Cannon  Congressional Republicans have defeated a proposal by congressional Democrats to mandate that private insurance companies cap out‐​of‐​pocket spending on insulin by their enrollees at $35 per month. Republicans were right to do so. Government is already driving…

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…

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…