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Will hospitals kill Medicaid expansion?

For more than a decade now, advocates of the Affordable Care Act have pressed the North Carolina General Assembly to implement the federal law’s most expansive and expensive element: expanding Medicaid to virtually all low-income adults. Every year, advocates have left the legislature disappointed. They left disappointed at the end of the 2022 legislative session,...

John Hood
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Judge chides N.C. elections board for ‘astonishing’ reversal that ‘reflects bad faith’

No one should expect a government agency to act in “bad faith.” That’s why it should concern us when a U.S. District Court judge uses those words in connection with the N.C. State Board of Elections. The headline emerging from Judge James Dever’s courtroom Friday evening was his decision to guarantee Green Party candidates a...

Mitch Kokai

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How can we slow the increase in house prices?

In 2020, the average house price rose 11%. In 2021 home prices jumped another 19%. And, if the price gains in early 2022 continued for the entire year, the price of the average home will increase by 28%. Including compounding, this would mean an astounding 69% rise in home prices over three years. Importantly, the...

Michael L. Walden
Opinion

Cooper defends racial discrimination

Because I am an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of other folks, I’m going to assume for the sake of the following argument that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and former governors Jim Hunt, Mike Easley, and Bev Perdue sometimes sign documents they’ve not closely read. I make that assumption because they...

John Hood
Opinion

Biden ‘best president in almost 60 years’ and other outrageous stories

MSNBC GUEST CALLS HERSCHEL WALKER A ‘NEGRO’ WHO WILL ‘DO WHAT HE’S TOLD’ BY REPUBLICANS Fortunately, I think these kinds of vile attacks are becoming less effective for the left. Walker shot back by showing that he’s the better man. He said he will pray for the name-callers and that they need Jesus. SPAM goes...

Ray Nothstine