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 Mike Walden - Dec 20Economists receive much attention at the beginning of a new year. Understandably, people want some insight into how the economy will perform. Of ...
By John Hood - Dec 15RALEIGH — The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate ...
By Patrick Gannon - Dec 09RALEIGH – Did you know that hundreds of silent films were shot against the backdrop of the North Carolina mountains in the early 20th century? Or ...
By Patrick Gannon - Dec 16RALEIGH – An early poll suggests that North Carolina will again be a battleground state in the 2016 presidential race, especially if former First ...
By John Hood - Dec 10RALEIGH — Correct ideas are not always popular ones. I freely admit that most North Carolinians favor increasing the legal minimum wage, through ...
By Patrick Gannon - Dec 08RALEIGH – Last week, state officials released the first batch of transportation projects to be funded through 2025 under the new "strategic ...