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 - Oct 14The word “excess” generally has a bad meaning in our society. It implies too much of a good thing that can lead to problems later. A second ...
By John Hood - Oct 11RALEIGH — In 1653, an Anglican clergyman named William Lee had an idea. Watching family members constantly at their knitting needles, Lee wondered ...
By Rob Christensen - Oct 11RALEIGH - The North Carolina Republican leadership could be forgiven if it thought the HB2 issue would be the political equivalent of a basketball ...
By Paul T. O'Connor - Oct 10RALEIGH – Politicians love to scare us. Whether it’s terrorism, a virus or crime, their message is: Vote for me, or you’re in danger. The challenge...