The Mountaineer regularly receives columns from individuals who closely follow government and political activities in Raleigh and submit columns to newspapers across the state. Columnists include:
Scott Mooneyham, who works for Capital Press Association
John Hood, the executive director of John Locke Foundation, a conservative think tank in the state
Mike Walden, an economist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University
Damon Circosta, the executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter
Education, a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, dedicated
to helping citizens more fully participate in democracy
Recent Column Posts (1 - 6) Additional Posts (7 - 602)
By Scott Mooneyham - Dec 09RALEIGH — Oh, voter ID, oh, voter ID, how lovely are your 49 pages of branches. Oh, the song doesn't go like that? And some people aren't seeing ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Dec 09RALEIGH -- During last year's legislative session, quite a bit of debate occurred regarding the real effects of budget-cutting on the public ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Dec 03RALEIGH -- Gov. Pat McCrory is clearly smarting over what he perceives as unfair treatment by the media. A recent column by longtime Charlotte ...
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By Dr. Mike Walden - Dec 09I was expecting a relaxing holiday dinner with family, many of whom I hadn’t seen in months. I was expecting the conversation would focus on ...
By John Hood - Dec 04RALEIGH — Jokes about “Polacks” have always been tasteless and silly. Based on the latest international test scores, trying to get a laugh today ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Nov 29RALEIGH — Republican leaders, from the governor's office to the legislature, are outraged, yes, outraged to find that Attorney General Roy Cooper ...