Category: Columns

On two-year anniversary, Republicans call for Roy Cooper to end emergency order

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – This week marks the two-year anniversary of Gov. Roy Cooper’s state of emergency order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, all 69 members of the N.C. House Republican caucus have signed a letter…

Covid arithmetic for anxious parents

By Bryan Caplan Starting March 1, masks are optional for all K-12 students in Virginia public schools. That includes my daughter, who after a year and a half of homeschool decided to rejoin her friends in 4th grade. Since plenty…

Gov. Roy Cooper won’t end mask mandates in NC schools

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – North Carolina won’t be joining the growing number of states ending the mask mandates for public school students. In a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10, with county health officials statewide, the N.C. Department of Health…

Red states make Democrats blue

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Several weeks ago, I wrote a column pointing out that Republican-led states outpaced Democratic-led states in population growth last year. Indeed, some blue-tinted places such as California, New York, and Illinois had a net outflow of…