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 - 680)
By John Hood - Apr 23RALEIGH — Where are America’s economic hotspots? If you answer that question based solely on what politicians or pundits say, you might well get ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Apr 21RALEIGH -- One of the more bitter fights that occurred in the North Carolina General Assembly last year involved whether lawmakers should repeal a ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Apr 17Debate Heats Up on Tuition Help, by Scott Mooneyham RALEIGH -- The current University of North Carolina Board of Governors, the 34-member body ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Apr 21RALEIGH -- Thom Tillis has a problem. Tillis is running in a primary this spring. So is Kay Hagan, the incumbent Democratic U.S. senator whom he ...
By Scott Mooneyham - Apr 17RALEIGH -- Tax experts will tell anyone who listens that one of the biggest problems that accompanies any major rewrite of tax law is predicting ...
By John Hood - Apr 16RALEIGH — Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 ...