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 Chris Fitzsimon - Sep 20The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau included some frustrating information about North Carolina and it wasn’t just the state’s sluggish ...
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By Mike Walden - Sep 16Almost 40 years ago my wife and I bought our first home. As a wet-behind-the-ears Ph.D. economist, I wanted to impress my wife with my knowledge ...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 12RALEIGH – N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore of Kings Mountain said in a recent interview that he believed Republicans could increase their majority in ...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 20RALEIGH – The leaders of North Carolina's major universities are paid big bucks to make tough decisions, back them up and stick to them. But the ...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 13RALEIGH – On Sept. 11, 2001, North Carolina's population was approximately 8.2 million people, ranking it as the 11th largest state in the ...
By John Hood - Sep 12RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a hip hop ...