Author: Sarah Hardin

  • Just How Involved In Our Lives Is North Carolina State Government?

    In the constant, on-going debate between the political left and right about the proper role of government, this question is typically answered with a discussion that focuses on issues such as taxes, government spending, or healthcare. There are two items, however, that illustrate the size and scope of government control that often go unnoticed.

  • Public Financing Folly

    Chapel Hill's voter-owned elections program had its first run in 2009 and is already being heralded as a success. Supporters say the municipal elections achieved all of the aims that taxpayer-funded campaigns are meant to achieve. The only thing that public financing really achieved, however, was victory for the candidates who used it.