McCrory feigns amazement at “attacks” on embattled Wos

by Chris Fitzsimon Governor Pat McCrory doesn’t seem too bothered by all the scandals at his Department of Health and Human Services or the troubling missteps by HHS Secretary Aldona Wos. McCrory told a crowd of business leaders in Jackson County this week that he stood behind...

The crystal ball stays hidden

by John Hood If you are absolutely sure what is going to happen in next year’s midterm elections, my advice is to keep it confidential, tell just a few key folks, let them be awestruck by your prescience on Election Day 2014. And then start a political-intelligence firm. You’ll...

McCrory finally barks back

by Scott Mooneyham There is no way around it: For governors to have vetoes overridden is not a good thing; to have them overridden by a legislature of the same political party is even worse. Gov. Pat McCrory suffered that fate on Wednesday when the state Senate, a day after...

McCrory statements give conservatives pause

by Bob Luebke Gov. McCrory’s statement to lawmakers as they adjourned the special legislative veto session gives conservatives a few things to think about. The state budget was a banner achievement for those committed to true education reform. It included more support for...

Do we ever have enough?

Dr. Mike Walden Around this time of year, I always re-think some of the central assumptions of economics. This is because I have to explain them to new undergraduates, most of whom have no background in economics. This is actually good because they’re coming to me with a clean...