Tag:Roy Cooper

  • COVID immunity is too far off

    North Carolina’s vaccination pace is low by national standards. As of January 18, our state had administered only 33% of doses received — the second-lowest rate in the U.S.

  • Compensate victims of regulation

    About 300,000 fewer North Carolinians have jobs today than in February. Thousands face bankruptcy or eviction. Some restaurants and other small businesses have already closed.

  • Good news on the state budget

    Gov. Cooper repeatedly vetoed pay raises for teachers, betting that Democrats could transform the resulting public frustration into legislative gains. It was a bad bet.

  • Time for Cooper to deal

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been re-elected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to accomplish. A sweet as that victory must taste to the governor and his team, his ability to convert the ballots North Carolinians cast in…

  • Eight factors shaped N.C. elections

    Crucially, Republican-leaning groups started canvassing for votes door-to-door during the summer, while Democratic-leaning groups shied away from this time-tested tactic until the final weeks.

  • Democrats may fall just short

    From the mountains to the coast, you’ll find legislative candidates fighting out it for the votes — and the attention spans — of North Carolinians who have a lot of other things on their minds.