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:
Patrick Gannon, 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
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By Kenneth Thorpe - Dec 01America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese -- and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, ...
By Paul T. O'Connor - Nov 28RALEIGH -- Before the 1991 legislative session, two legislative lawyers talked with me about that year's redistricting. A new computer program, ...
By John Hood - Nov 28RALEIGH — For the second time in recent experience, and the fifth time in American history, a presidential candidate has been elected despite ...
By Mike Walden - Nov 28The voting is over, and we now know Donald J. Trump will take office next year as the 45th President of the United States in January. A big part ...