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 D.G. Martin - Oct 24Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month ...
By Rob Christensen - Oct 24RALEIGH — The debates are over. Tens of millions of TV ads have been aired. Arenas have hosted large political rallies. Now the ground game -- the ...
By Paul O’Connor - Oct 24RALEIGH -- Sometimes I wonder if televised debates don’t do more harm than good, confusing the public when candidates make arguments woven from ...
By D.G. Martin - Oct 24Has this year's presidential election stolen our shadows? What do you mean? I can hear you asking that question. To understand about such shadows, ...
By John Hood - Oct 24RALEIGH — North Carolinians have long known that the electoral contest between Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper would be expensive, contentious, and ...
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 ...