McCrory’s baffling pride

by Chris Fitzsimon If it is true that the first step toward solving a problem is admitting that you have one, the scandals and mismanagement at the Department of Health and Human Services will not be ending any time soon. The day after embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos and her...

How does government size impact the economy?

Dr. Mike Walden Perhaps few topics can start a verbal clash more than the debate over government size and the economy. The competing sides are well known. One position says government gets in the way of the economy, by levying taxes, writing restrictive regulations and directing...

What comes after Obamacare?

by John Hood Obamacare is going to collapse. North Carolina officials and citizens need to start thinking about what comes next. While technical glitches on the health-insurance exchanges are getting a lot of attention, that’s not the real problem the so-called Affordable Care...

Cooper looks ready to launch

by Scott Mooneyham Roy Cooper has touched this button before. He’s never actually pushed it. By all accounts, he plans to do so this time around. Prominent political insiders in Raleigh had been saying for weeks that the four-term state attorney general was going to get into the...

Justice filed political lawsuit

by John Hood What’s the Obama administration trying to do? No, I’m not speculating about the president’s strategies for implementing his health care law or besting Congressional Republicans in budget battles. Today’s topic is closer to home: the decision by Attorney General Eric...