Tag: lockdowns

Roy Cooper’s message to N.C. business owners: ‘You don’t matter’

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By John Trump Raleigh, NC – “You don’t matter.” Three words. Eloquent in their simplicity, biting in their clarity. They come from a letter, posted on Facebook, from the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association. They come a day after the…

What is the coronavirus strategy?

By Kevin Roche This is my question of the day, amidst all the gnashing of teeth around the rise in cases in certain states. The initial strategy was close everything down and tell people to stay at home so that…

Progressive politicians hurt downtowns

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far more likely than conservatives to prefer walkable, high-density communities over auto-dependent, detached-dwelling neighborhoods. Urban…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more businesses to open and individuals return to work. In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper…

Sunday nite coronavirus meanderings

By Kevin Roche I must say it is discouraging to see so much bad science and bad interpretation of data being pushed for the obvious political reason of protecting those Governors who made horrendous, panicked decisions to shut down economies…

Never again

By Kevin Roche This post was begun several weeks ago, but halted to see if perhaps I was wrong about the course of the epidemic.  It doesn’t appear that I have been. We will have to ask how we got…