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 Patrick Gannon - Mar 30RALEIGH – As far as I could tell, most of the speakers weren't hippies or druggies or ne'er-do-wells. They were everyday people from across the ...
By Patrick Gannon - Mar 28RALEIGH – Polls show a majority of North Carolina voters will be happy to present IDs before casting ballots when photo identification requirements...
By John Hood - Mar 25RALEIGH — To the extent that Roy Cooper has a reasonable chance of defeating Gov. Pat McCrory for reelection, it’s because many of his fellow ...
By John Hood - Mar 30RALEIGH — According to most economic indicators, North Carolina’s economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages....
By John Hood - Mar 25RALEIGH — When I tell audiences that I have always been a committed Marxist, I usually get a combination of disbelieving snorts and knowing ...
By Patrick Gannon - Mar 23RALEIGH – Most committee votes in the General Assembly are done by voice vote. The committee chairman calls for "ayes," then "noes" on a particular...