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
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By Patrick Gannon - Sep 29RALEIGH – For every dollar spent on the N.C. Education Lottery in the latest fiscal year, slightly more than a quarter – 27.3 cents – came back to ...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 29RALEIGH – Asked last week for thoughts on the "state of the state," the answer I came up with was "unsettled." It's unsettled for various political...
By John Hood - Sep 22RALEIGH — If Republican Thom Tillis were running for the U.S. Senate from the state of North Piedmont, he’d be clearly favored to defeat incumbent ...
By John Hood - Sep 29RALEIGH — How is North Carolina’s economy doing? That is always an important question. During election season, however, it takes on added significa...
By Patrick Gannon - Sep 22RALEIGH – In a few years covering the Legislature, I don't recall hearing the words "dead" and "moose" uttered together in any legislative ...
By John Hood - Sep 18RALEIGH — Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican ...