After last year’s lockdown it’s great to once again gather with family for the holidays. Some will be traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house.” During the holidays our already crowded and inadequately maintained roads will be strained, especially since speeding…

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When Carolina Journal first reported first-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s intention to abandon his current district next year to run in an adjacent one, CJ quoted Cawthorn as saying his decision was part of “a strategy to increase conservativism in North Carolina.”

After last year’s lockdown it’s great to once again gather with family for the holidays. Some will be traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house.” During the holidays our already crowded and inadequately maintained roads will be strained, especially since speeding…

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Although some pundits and grifters may claim otherwise, there’s nothing new about populism. It comes in waves, often but not always in response to sharp economic downturns, and is driven by outrage against the mistakes or misdeeds of political elites.

As my fellow graduating class members collectively begin to submit applications to colleges, join the work-force, or leave to discover new places to call home, our world, previously one which had been coming to a harrowing end, is now expanding into a vast array of choices, paths, and decisi…

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Republicans in much of the country enjoyed significant success during the 2021 election cycle. They elected a GOP governor in Virginia, almost elected one in New Jersey, won several important judicial races in Pennsylvania, and even elected their first Republican candidate to local office in…

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As they witness rapidly escalating costs for building, buying, and maintaining homes, the vast majority of North Carolinians clearly want their leaders to do something about affordable housing.

There are several hugely important items that were left out of the compromise domestic policy plan that President Biden urged Congress to pass before he left for the global climate change summit in Scotland. The list, which if common sense and broadly shared common good thinking had been asc…

You’ve had your eye on a new car and have made logical arguments for why you need it and how it would benefit your life. Problem is, you can’t afford it. A relative, let’s say your uncle, recognizes how this car would really benefit you so he offers to pay 90 percent of the cost if you buy i…

You’ve had your eye on a new car and have made logical arguments for why you need it and how it would benefit your life. Problem is, you can’t afford it. A relative, let’s say your uncle, recognizes how this car would really benefit you so he offers to pay 90 percent of the cost if you buy i…

A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and news stories purporting to prove the existence of pervasive discrimination against racial minorities by mortgage lenders. The McClatchy newspapers in North Carolina (The Charlotte…

Not since 1942, when women flooded into the workplace in support of the war effort, have we seen a worker revolution such as we are experiencing now. A just-released Duke Fuqua School of Business global survey of Chief Financial Officers reports job openings are at a 20-year high. Total empl…